Too Much Ambition In Macbeth

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“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” as stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statement describes that the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have, to give up on something. However, the goal is really the choice It could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. Shakespeare 's play Macbeth is described as a tragic character and his action has been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth noticed it was too far to turn back, so he continues his murderous, bloody path. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy but he has…show more content…
Macbeth has convinced the three citizens in his country to murder Banquo. Macbeth say to the murder “have you consider my speeches? Know that he it was he, on the time past, so which held you under fortune” (3.1.80). This dialogue has shown that despite the friendship between Macbeth and Banquo. Macbeth wanted to make sure that his throne was secured, so he murder his friend. That will help him keep the secret forever. In additional of the Macbeth persuade toward the murder is “your patience so predominant in your nature that you can let this go? Are you gospeled to pay for this good man and for his issue, whose heavy hand has bowed you to the grave and beggars your forever?”(3.1.95). This prove that when Macbeth has his throne he did not enjoy with his power life but he has worry that Banquo will find out Macbeth’s wicked action. The second reason Macbeth want to kill Banquo and his son are according to the second prophecy form the witch of Banquo that his son will be the one have a…show more content…
He say “It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood stone have been knew and to move and trees to speak augures and understood relation have by mango pies and choughs and rock brought forth the secret man of blood what is the night” (4.3.155). This mean that Macbeth has nervous that the environment of the place where Banquo has being kill will have tell the truth. He imagines what if the tree, rock, and bird can speak tell everyone his murderous. However he also know it that Banquo son also has escape. His nervousness has lead him to see the witches again that he want to know his fortune and the witch say to Macbeth is only the man not born of a workman could kill him, nonetheless he say “but yet I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate. Thou should not live! That I make tell pale hearted fear is lie as and sleep spite of thunder” (4.3.334). This show that Macbeth has fall into a ring of ambition that he willing to kill anyone who might reveal his secrets or against

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