Macbeth, By William Shakespeare Essay

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The play “Macbeth” was written by a famous English Poet, playwright, and actor, named William Shakespeare. “Macbeth” is a play about the perils of ambition. The character Macbeth, encouraged by his wife, Lady Macbeth, attempts to remove the problems that are preventing him from becoming king. These problems happen to be other characters that are in the play. Macbeth accepts the ideas that the witches give him as a guide, and misjudges what they tell him. In the end, his overconfidence leads to him dyeing, believing that he cannot be harmed when he really is just a mortal like everyone else. In this play, various themes are used by Shakespeare such as ambition, guilt and remorse, kingship and tyranny, violence, and prophecy. Ambition is the main theme of the play “Macbeth”. Ambition is expressed by the two main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is a Scottish general who is not an individual who wants to commit crimes or get in trouble, but his goal is to be the most powerful man. In order to be the most powerful man, he needs to be the king because there isn 't any man that is more powerful than the king named Duncan. Macbeth realizes that the only way for him to become king, is to kill Duncan. After careful thought on ways to kill the king, he finally kills Duncan and becomes king. Towards the end of the play, he starts getting angry because he didn’t know becoming king is that hard of a work to do. Lady Macbeth, wife of Macbeth, does whatever she…

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