Turning Points In Macbeth

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In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare it is very ironic on how Macbeth's innocent ambition suddenly changed into unchecked and deadly ambition. Throughout the play you see turning points and plot twists. For example, at the beginning of the play Macbeth had know idea on what will be in store for him in the future. He was a good honest soldier who did not seek trouble. But at the end of the play Macbeth become selfish and ambitious for all the wrong reasons which lead to him being killed by Macduff. Shakespeare's idea of unchecked ambition is very relevant in leaders around the world in today's society, such as people like Donald Trump and Kim Jong- Un. “Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble!” At the start of…show more content…
You see this paranoia in the actions he took as king, such as killing Macduff’s family. This is a huge turning point for Macbeth because he starts to kill innocent people in daylight. All throughout the film all the murders have been done at night time or at dusk. Which shows that Macbeth is not worried anymore about being caught. Macbeth took several risky and dangerous actions to remain king and in the end it didn’t pay off. Unchecked ambition led to Macbeth's downfall, but he showed heroism in facing his overthrow. Macbeth was very strong and almost nearer the end of the play became emotionless. However Lady Macbeth was overwhelmed with guilt and let that become the better of her, and ended up taking her own life, by jumping out of her window. Macbeth let ambition become a self induced emotion rather than using it to become better and greater. Because of this you could say that Macbeth in theory killed himself due to his self induced ambition. In conclusion, Shakespeare’s theme of ambition that can corrupt heroes and change them into tyrants is very clear throughout this play. You see this clearly through Macbeth’s character and also Lady Macbeth. Both who were extremely ambitious and wanted Macbeth to become king, but at the end of the play, both died due to their own ambition and/or
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