Macbeth And Ambition 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 …show more content…
Lady Macbeth went from looking forward to seeing her husband to convince him to kill Duncan to be king since the witches were right about him becoming “Cawdor,” to becoming mentally distraught (1.5.406). It began when Macbeth started keeping everything from her causing her to replay the killing of Duncan in her sleep repeating “wash your hands, put on your nightgown; look not so pale” (5.1.2184-2185). She finally had enough of every nightmare she jumped out her window to end it all. Where Macbeth went from being naive of her intentions to conceiving them first hand. He was curious of the witches who told him his future would hold, but he wanted to hear more of it when they walked away (1.3.171). Macbeth became so focused on the king part of what they said, that he did everything the witches said he would. He then came to the point of him being so far gone he would see a “dagger before [him]” everytime he wanted to kill someone he knew did not deserve to be killed (2.1.612). They became so afraid of themselves that neither one of them knew how to handle themselves. They were mentally destroying their

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