“Macbeth” is a tragic play about a gruesome rise to power and the downfall of it all. Macbeth goes down menacing paths in order to get the power he believes he deserves. Macbeth is easily persuaded by a prophecy promised by three witches, this contributes to him making sinister decisions that are not worthwhile. Macbeth encounters many strange/supernatural experiences, struggles with a constant paranoia and finds himself being stuck in a endless rut fuelled by ambition. By the end, he is trapped in a world he had created himself.
Power is always coveted in any society and the world of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is no different. In the play, Macbeth, a noble lord, shows his hunger for power with thoughts to remove an heir to the throne from power. Macbeth’s impatience to be king leads him to stain his honor by using murder. Macbeth travels further down the path of evil by arranging the assassination of a friend.
Paranoia with a Side of Hallucinations Picture living in a world where it was impossible to separate imagination from reality; Where seeing did not always mean believing. It would be living in an inconceivable hell, incapable to remember what was real and what was dreams. This is what it is like everyday to live with paranoid schizophrenia. Paranoid schizophrenia is a subset of schizophrenia, in which victims suffer from hallucinations that others are plotting against them. Schizophrenia typically originates from biological factors; however, environmental factors can manipulate someone into falling victim to this horrendous disease.
William Shakespeare used ambition as a tool to keep his audience engaged as they read Macbeth. Throughout the course of the play, Macbeth, has high aspirations about his future goals. The entire play is built around this war hero that desires the role of royalty. After Macbeth observed the witches’ prophecy he demanded the throne. The prophecy is interpreted by Macbeth as though no one can harm him.
Ambition is defined as “a strong desire to do or to achieve something” (Dictionary.com). To accomplish anything, from a simple task to a daunting feat, one simply needs ambition. In William Shakespeare’s iconic play, Macbeth, the underrated danger of this initiative is introduced. Through Macbeth’s murderous rise to power, Shakespeare demonstrates the destructive force of humanity’s ambition, which remains a relevant notion today.
Each death in the play affects Macbeth, but the death of the king is the most problematic causing his endless loss of mental sanity. Meanwhile, the deaths of Banquo and Macduff’s family were indicative of the severity of Macbeth's lust for power (Becker). In Seth Clark’s essay, “Confusion Now Hath Made His Masterpiece”: (Re)Considering The Maddening Of Macbeth,” he states, “Arguably Macbeth’s problem at this point is his inability to stop killing.” Macbeth is unable to stop killing even though he does not a reason to kill. The killings represent his eagerness to kill in order to keep the crown.
Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge. Macduff, vengeful for his family’s death cuts off Macbeths head, and Malcom takes his rightful place as king. Macbeth’s Ambition and Greed resulted in his downfall. Constantly wanting more, Macbeth allowed his blind ambition to dictate what actions he took to obtain being king and staying king.
The play Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare about an ambitious nobleman, Macbeth, who is given prophecies from three strange witches. He is motivated to make these prophecies come true regardless of the consequences. In the play, Macbeth has unchecked ambition which eventually leads to his death. For example, one of the prophecies proclaims he will become king. Instead of letting this naturally happen, the ambitious Macbeth thinks he should kill the king and take the throne right away.
Macbeth has Macduff's wife and son murdered. He feels like can’t no opposition stay alive. His guilt faded away quickly he has changed so much over the time period. This was not the person that he was once before, power and greed took him over for the worst. Eventually, all that caught up with him after they were planning to attack Macbeth.
Macbeth’s mental unstableness starts to make him suffer from symptoms of obsessiveness by hallucinating and causing him to have sleep deprivations. His moral corruptness causes him to develop aggressive, cruel intentions leading up to the murder of Macduff’s family. Macbeth’s overconfidence begins to get into his head and he starts to believe he is invincible making him fail to consider consequences. These are three main factors that lead to his downfall and demise. Pearl Bailey once mentioned how a man with no love but ambition is deceased in her eyes, similar to how Macbeth was portrayed in the play.
In the beginning of Shakespeare's play, “Macbeth”, Macbeth is portrayed as an honest and trustworthy man. In act 1 scene 2, we see Macbeth in the beginning in battle, where he claims victory by killing Mcdonald. Our first impression is that he is a honest, loyal soldier. After the battle, the Captain calls Macbeth “brave” and later he is called “valiant”. Our view of him in the beginning changes as we see his character change along with his status and his meetings with the witches.
Greed is Murder Sometimes people wish they could be a king, or queen. In William Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth”, the protagonist had so much pressure on him from others he thought differently and decided to kill King Duncan. Macbeth over time became greedy and dishonorable which led him and Lady Macbeth to their downfall.
Thesis Statement: In William Shakespeare’s, Macbeth, the character of Macbeth’s morals slowly started to decrease as he soon realized he had an opportunity to become a King, and his position of power he soon abused, while Macbeth is only a fictional character, Kim Jong-Un position of power he has abused without consequence and keeps on growing. At first Macbeth is a normal person, friends, a wife, living a good life. But as he soon realizes he can be king and attain power the greed takes him over and he doesn things that are unimaginable for some normal person to do that's what greed and ambition does to a person. Macbeth after finding out he can obtain power, is already thinking about killing someone just to make sure he can have it, even
Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, analyzes the tragic downfall of a man who pursued his prophecy given to him by three witches, and suffered the downfall because of it. Told his power was inevitable, Macbeth explores the idea of murdering the King to achieve his goal of becoming King himself. Macbeth continually faces this, contemplating the moral issue of committing murder to in turn, fulfill his powerful destiny. While facing this internal conflict, Lady Macbeth developes an influence over Macbeth as well. Driven by her own desire to be Queen, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to commit the murder, by challenging his manhood and often reminding him that it is, in fact, his destiny.
Love is a special emotion that is inherited by everyone. However, as expressed by the writers of Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and My Last Duchess, love can expressly get destructive. Sometimes, there appears to be no balance of power between the relationships of men and women. Ambition plays an extensive factor in the disruption of love. Macbeth had to overcome several obstacles as a result of his ambition.