Essay about The Ambition Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Ambition can sometimes be a good thing or a bad thing. It can drive people to do wondrous things like becoming President, research on cancer, or just graduating college to find a job. On the other part of ambition however, it can lead to disastrous things. These items include murder for power, taking over another country for your own doing, or be a tyrannous ruler in other countries in the world. Macbeth has both good ambition and bad ambition throughout the play. The good ambition he has is getting a lot of titles from Duncan that includes, Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King. The bad ambition Macbeth has throughout the play is killing Duncan for title of King, killing Banquo so no one finds out about the death of Duncan, and hiring murders to kill people trying to overthrow his power. The ambition that Macbeth has overall is bad because of all his killing he has done to get the title of King. This also causes Macbeth to fall and be overthrown by the rebelling leaders of Malcolm, and Macduff with his armies. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth just wanted to serve the county of Scotland and be loyal to his king, Duncan. When the Thane of Cawdor, also known as Macdonwald, is a traitor and is killed for his treason Duncan gives the title to Macbeth for his hard work. Macbeth is grateful that he has received this title but knew ahead of time by the supernatural beings, the three Witches. When he is told of his fate by these supernaturals he realizes that he…

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