The Loss Of Ambition In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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A strong desire to achieve humanity 's future could blind the knowledge between what is good and bad. To pursue a goal the road will not easy especially, when someone tags along. Ambition could could either damage or bring victory according to the choices that is made.“Has humanity ever been blinded by ambition?” There are many citizens who don’t realize they’re driven by their ambition to a point where it can’t be control. In William Shakespeare, Macbeth was drivin crazy by his ambition. When there are individuals who wants to sit on the throne, there is a hunger for power but it is not easy. There needs to be a supporter in order to have strength. In Act 1 of Macbeth, the success of war gave Macbeth the Cawdor’s title. Later, the Three…show more content…
Lady Macbeth also wanted power along with her husband.“Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” 1.5(15-20). As a loving husband to a greedy wife, Macbeth’s eagerness of having the throne grew. Ducane has been killed and his son Malcolm and Donalbain fled to England. So, Duncan 's power and throne was passed down to Macbeth. Additionally, this has given Macbeth the strength to kill anyone. As days passed by, he order his servants to kill Banquo and his son. The killing was succesfull but Banquo’s son Fleance escape. After all the killing in Scotland, Macduff and other Scottish nobles didn’t like how Macbeth was ruling. They thought that everything was falling apart and Scotland isn’t what it used to be when Duncan was a king. Macbeth is not a good…show more content…
Macbeth got everything he desired for. But the consequence of his sins aren’t paid yet. The eldest son of Duncan and Macduff united together in England with King Edward to start a war with Malcolm. When Macduff was in England, all of his family member were killed by Macbeth and his servant. This cause Maduff really irritated and senseless and eagerness to kill Malcolm as a revenge for his family. Macbeth’s ambition become uncontrollable to a point where he doesn’t care about Lady Macbeth. Power was all that matters to him and because of this Lady Macbeth killed herself. “He who was blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot amount higher, must thereafter fall with greatest loss” (Machiavelli). This quote explains how Macbeth was blinded by his ambition. Even though, he achieved what he wanted, it all came to failure at the end. He had crossed his line so he got beheaded by Macduff. Then, the rightful king Malcolm, the eldest son of Duncan became the king of Scotland. When ambition is growing and remains unstoppable, it would fall with greatest loss even though it could be a good feeling at first. It is better to prevent from becoming bigger before it is harmful. Macbeth would have been a great and loving person if he never let his ambition control

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