What Is Lady Macbeth's Ambition

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To begin with, Lady Macbeth, from the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare was perceived as extremely ambitious, even more ambitious than Macbeth himself. Ultimately, she persuades Macbeth to kill the King so he could become king. This is because Macbeth, the newest Thane of Cawdor, receives his future from three decrepit witches. They told him he will become the Thane of Cawdor, then become the King. He told his wife, Lady Macbeth, what the witches have said about him. Now she wants the King dead more than anything. She will murder him if Macbeth cannot, no matter what it takes. According to the story she even says, “But even as the baby was smiling up at me/I would have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums/And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you/Have done to this” (I. VI. …show more content…
Lady Macbeth would shatter her baby’s head against a wall if she was asked to murder her baby for power. She would do it without hesitation. In other words, she wants her husband to have this power extremely bad, to the point she would do anything to get it. Her ambition is worse than Macbeth’s ambition. However, he was not entirely positive he would actually go through with the plan for killing the King. Lady Macbeth’s mind has not wavered ever since her husband told her about his future. For example, she stated, “Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life,/And live a coward in thine own esteem,/Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’/Like the poor cat i' th' adage?” ( I. VII. 42-45). Lady Macbeth said how Macbeth would not go after his goal because it would ruin his reputation. She told him this as they confabulated about murdering King

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