Essay on The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

1273 Words Apr 30th, 2015 6 Pages
Mahatma Gandhi had once said, “There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall”. Truly, a build up of negative actions result in a huge explosion as the characters tragically fall. In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the protagonist, Macbeth, starts off as an honoured thane then becomes a hated king because his ambition is overwhelmingly controlling. Macbeth is one of the numerous individuals who acts out in fear and ends up with nothing but repentance. Like most, Macbeth gets lost in his own world as his deep desires form in his easily influenced mind.
To his unfortunate luck, Macbeth slowly, but surely has a tragic plunge into hell due to his ambition, easily influenced mind, and fear.
When the worst of things get the best of someone, one could crash down in misery as they are lost in their desires. Macbeth’s ambitious personality plays a key role in his tragic fall. Once Macbeth hears the prophecies about his future as king, his ambition takes control of his mind. His desires push him to take action so the prophecies will become true. “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, /Shakes so my single state of man that function/Is somether’d is surmise” (1.3.139-141). This quote is evident in Macbeth’s aside after hearing the prophecies about his future. Once he listens to the witches prognostications, he begins to envision killing Duncan. This quote foreshadows the upcoming deed which is to be performed…

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