Perils Of Ambition In Macbeth

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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
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Malcolm was pretending that he would be an awful king than Macbeth. Malcolm also told Macduff that is irresponsible of most actions he does. Malcolm always wanted to be king also, but he’s just letting Macbeth have this particular one. Malcolm quoted, “The king-becoming graces / are justice, verity, temperance, stableness, / Bounty, perseverance, mercy, and lowliness” (4.3.92-93). As though this happened, Duncan makes Macbeth become Thane of Cawdor after Macbeth wins the victory over the invaders are were coming in on them. The most important part of the job is to always respect and love Scotland, but Macbeth only brought problems to Scotland. He started murdering whoever he see’s as a threat on his life. He wasn’t a good king in the first place and ended up never being so. The play “Macbeth” is known for the most violent play. Most of the killing take place offstage, but throughout the whole play, you see that when the next scene is played, one of the characters is gone. For example, when Macbeth kill Duncan, you see blood, in which you know then that he killed Duncan. They don 't show Macbeth actually going there and stabbing Duncan. There were many killings in this play such as the killing of Duncan, Banquo, Duncan’s …show more content…
In short, “Macbeth” is a picture of human nature at its weakest and worst - and human nature does not change of course. Macbeth struggles on wanting to be have something done, way to quickly. We are all tempted to want more than we should have or deserve, and sometimes we are willing to do something that is so bad and so wrong, just to make that happen and win. We all have bee, as Banquo was, suspicious of our friends but would want to believe that there nothing wrong with them. Some are willing to lose everything, as Macduff did, for a good cause. We want to make huge steps in little time. Its like saying that you want to workout for 10 days and be built with abs and muscle within those 10 days. Thats never going to happen unless if you take drugs like steroids, just to get that body in a bad

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