The Downfall Of William Shakespeare 's Macbeth Essay

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Fear is the New Ambition Fear is the new ambition and there is no way to change once one chooses that path. For some they choose evil and some choose good. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s shift through Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, shows their ambition was the downfall of their relationship. Lady Macbeth shows her true colors through her ambition. She wants to be queen so bad, she convinces Macbeth to kill the king, her uncle. When Macbeth sent her the message of what he was told by the witches, she instantly had the thought of becoming queen. She wanted him to come home so she could “pour her spirits in [his] ear” to convince him to become evil enough to kill the king (1.5.368-374). She is then to be believed that she “emphasizes [the] conflict of fear and ambition that must always characterize Macbeth” (Campbell 129). She thinks he can not go through with killing the king, so she tells her spirits to “fill [her] from the crown to the toe topful of direst cruelty” (1.5.390-404). When Macbeth confirms her thoughts, she guilts him into it with the words “when you durst do it, then you were a man; and, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man” (1.7.526-538). Macbeth kept trying to come up with other “reasons which he [hoped] may appeal to [Lady Macbeth], for he [knew] others would not” to convince her to rethink her decisions (Spurgeon 108). Lady Macbeth gets tired of trying to convince Macbeth into killing the king, that she was going to be the one to do…

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