Ambition Violence And Manhood In Macbeth

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Kayla Mansell
Ms.Weldon
English 4
12 February 2018
William Shakespeare

In William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth shows ambition, violence, and manhood, which the actors demonstrated these traits through their actions. William Shakespeare portrayed these themes in the play, Macbeth. Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something typically requiring determination and hard work. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were good people, but they let their ambition get the best of them. They experience allusions and guilt throughout the play. Another major impact in the play was violence. Violence became natural for Macbeth, the more he hurt and killed the more violent he became. Macbeth never came to terms with the issues of killing. Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth wanted the prophecies to come true. Lady Macbeth wanted her husband to have power.When Lady Macbeth receives the letter from Macbeth, it shows her ambition to help her husband murder King Duncan. Lady Macbeth was afraid that her husband wouldn’t follow through with the plan because it was such a harsh crime. Lady Macbeth taunts Macbeth through the story. She felt as if she was more of a man than Macbeth. After King Duncan arrived that night, Lady Macbeth ordered her servants to leave so she can help her husband murder King Duncan. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth wanted the prophecy to come true. Macbeth killed King Duncan. He not only killed King Duncan, but he also betrayed Scotland by causing an uproar leaving the kingdom’s people without a…show more content…
The bloody man represented the image of Banquo’s ghost and the apparition of the bloody child, that appeared from the cauldron. Macbeth learned of three apparitions which were, “beware Macduff, beware the Thane of fife, an armed head, the witches warned Macbeth to beware of Macduff. “None of woman born shall harm Macbeth”, a bloody child, cannot be harmed by a man, “born of woman”. “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him”, a crowned child who held a tree, showed Macbeth that he was invisible. As long as Birnam wood didn’t move to Dunsinane, Macbeth wouldn’t be conquered if he stayed at his castle. Macbeth was bloodthirsty. Violence manifest throughout the story. Violence became natural for Macbeth, the more he hurt and killed the more violent he became. Macbeth never came to terms with the issues of killing. Macbeth continued to kill, just so he can reign over everyone in the kingdom. “A female mind threatens Lady Macbeth wanting the power more than Macbeth did.The killings overtook Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, it leads both of them into allusions through the story. Masculinity is the possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men. Lady Macbeth constantly questions Macbeth’s manhood through the story. The witches gave Macbeth many prophecies, such as “none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth”.

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