What Are The Consequences Of Macbeth's Ambition

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In Macbeth, ambition is a dangerous quality. It causes disaster for both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and causes deaths in Macbeth. Ambition is a lot in the play. Macbeth’s ambition is out of control and forces him to kill again and again to cover up his previous mistakes. Macbeth’s first victims are the Chamberlains who are blamed and killed by Macbeth for the murder of King Duncan. Banquo’s murder is next once Macbeth is scared that the truth could come out. Ambition has series consequences in the play: Macbeth is killed as a tyrant and Lady Macbeth commits suicide. Shakespeare does not give the characters the opportunity to enjoy what they have achieved; saying that it is better to achieve your goals fairly than to achieve them through corruption. Lady Macbeth expects a lot…show more content…
However, his ambitions take him nowhere. It is true that his ambitions do not drive him a big distance. In committing the murder of Duncan, other factors including Lady Macbeth, the witches and Macbeth’s own ambitions each influence Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is the most influential factor of Macbeth’s murder of Duncan, followed by the witches and Macbeth’s ambitions. This is so because Macbeth’s ambitions only give him the idea of becoming king, while the witches’ prophecies let Macbeth know that there is a large probability for him to become king. Lady Macbeth’s dominance over her husband is the biggest factor for Duncan’s murder because she is the one who gets Macbeth up and working, without his lady, it seems not possible that Macbeth would kill Duncan. Macbeth’s murder of Duncan is caused by the dominance of his wife, the witches and his own ambitions. Ambition took a hold of Macbeth, such that he was willing to hurt anyone in his search for power and suffer the consequences. Ambition and power are not the halves that created the destruction of the monarch, Macbeth; instead it was ambition that opposes with his

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