Analysis Of Macbeth 's ' Macbeth ' Essay

1064 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Shadi Kamaei
Margaret Di Marco
ENG 3U1-07
December 4, 2016

Macbeth gains his position as king because of his ambition. He had greed as a motivator and as a result of this Macbeth has lost all sense of morality, and humanism. So, ambition, like greed has destroyed Macbeth. This is a result of his internal conflicts, as shown by examining how Macbeths ambition has lead him to murder king Duncan, commit several other murders, and is so powerful as to override his guilt. The translation of internal conflicts into external conflicts in Macbeth is evident by examining how his ambition leads him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth is an extremely ambitious character and due to his internal ambitions, he is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is told by the three witches that he will become king. Although he doubts them at first, however once he was promoted to thane of Cawdor he realizes that the witches prophecy could come to fruition. The witches influenced Macbeth by telling him that he was going to become king as shown when the third witch says, “All hail, macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!” - (act 1, scene 3, line 51) This scene incites his ambition to overcome his loyalty to the king which results in an external advancement of the plot of the play. While he did imagine the murder in his mind he rejects it by stating, "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir," - (Act 1, scene 3, line…

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