What Is Macbeth's Ambition

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(4) He was a soldier, Macbeth, a honorable man. He fought for his king, and he stood loyal for him during the war. (3) Being a great warrior, he killed the traitor for his king. (1) After the war was over, he saw mysterious creatures. (3) Having great curiosity, he asked, “Speak, if you can: what are you?” That moment was when Macbeth’s imagination started to become real. (3) Having a great imagination, he a had great ambition. (1) Because his ambition was driving him, he does everything to get his way. (2) His mind started to play games with him because his imagination started to go wild. It got to the worse of him. It tore him apart from reality, and bits and pieces it ate him alive. Macbeth was set up for a lethal trap he could not escape,…show more content…
His imagination played a big role in Macbeth’s life. It was his thoughts that drove him to do what he did. His imagination took him to a different world. His imagination was actually what he thought his future would be. There were no witches; it was all his imagination. It started when the second witch yelped, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!” It was all part of his imagination. He said, “But how of Cawdor? The thane of Cawdor lives, a prosperous gentleman, and to be king Stands not within the prospect of belief, no more than to be Cawdor.” He knew he couldn’t be king of Cawdor, but his imagination told him otherwise. This is where his ideas and ambition sparks up. He knew he could more than he thought he was capable of because what his imagination said he could. His ambition was all because of his imagination. The more he thought what he could do the more he wanted to do it. It didn’t matter how many or who stood in his way. He was determined to get everything he wanted. Macbeth was stuck in the future. Everything he imagined took place in the future. It took over him. He didn’t know what reality was. He lived by, “Nothing is but what is not.” This statement shows that he was so into what was going to happen that he was living it in the present. It drove his imagination wild, and made him do what he did. This is what led him to go over the edge. He lived in a fantasy world. It also leads him to think what is wrong and what was right were the same thing. (4) He was a broken, Macbeth, a monstrous
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