Explain How Ambition Is Responsible For Macbeth's Downfall
There are three main reasons for Macbeth’s downfall, the first is his vaulting ambition, and the second is Lady Macbeth and lastly was the three witches’ prophecies.
Macbeth’s vaulting ambition is what caused is what caused him to murder King Duncan as he wasn’t patient enough to wait for the witches’ prophecies to come. Even though Macbeth knew the king did not deserve what he brought upon him, Macbeth still killed the king because of that same ambition. After Macbeth kills King Duncan and becomes king, the murder of Duncan created more problems as Banquo suspects that he has become king through evil means. As Macbeth said to Lady Macbeth, “False face must hide what false heart doth know.” This quotation supports the fact that Macbeth is dilapidating as he would have killed anyone who gets in his way of continuing his reign as king. These killings turned Macbeth into a tyrant king. Macbeth continues to allow his ambition and greed control him as in the ending scenes of the play he does not show or care to have emotion and becomes detached from the character he was in the beginning of the play, Macbeth the noble hero that fought for his country to protect it from traitors, “For brave Macbeth – well he deserves …show more content…
Macbeth also doesn’t see the unravelling of the witches’ prophecies as the wood of Beckham starts moving towards his castle, the ghosts of Banquo and other ghosts resembling Banquo and finally when Macduff reveals that he was born from women as he was ripped out of her womb. Macbeth doesn’t listen to his guilt and conscience, instead he allows his ambition take control of his actions. Macbeth’s character continues to unravel because he knows his future is destroyed and that his actions have