The Perils Of Ambition In Macbeth By William Shakespeare


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
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After Lady Macbeth sees that he didn 't leave the daggers where Duncan’s body is, she takes the daggers and goes stabs the guards which then her hands were also covered with blood. Lady Macbeth exclaimed, “Out, damned spot! Out, i say… What, will these hands ne’er be clean?” (V I 30-37). The blood from Duncan leaves permanent marks on their hands, which leads to the theme guilt and remorse. In order to cover up their crimes, Macbeth decides to tell the truth that he killed Duncan really early in the play because he 's not a man enough to not talk about it and keep it within himself. He couldn 't handle the killing that he had done. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is dishonest about the guilt that she has done by getting away from it, but eventually gets killed as they figure out that she was part of the killing of

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