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    Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the leading character shows a tragic flaw that will result in his downfall. Macbeth’s tragic flaw was his ambition. Macbeth 's vaulting ambition, though it is what brings him to his height of power, is also what leads him to his downfall. Macbeth 's ambition disables him to achieve his utmost goals and forces him to face his fate. After Macbeth took down a rebellion with his comrade Banquo, he was approached by three witches who saw great power within Macbeth and…

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    act as if they have power when in reality they really don’t. Many people might agree that even though Macbeth at first wasn’t to sure about killing Duncan that there was a person who changed and cleared his mind to make a decision: Lady Macbeth, King Duncan, and even Macbeth himself. By examining, Lady Macbeth’s conversations between herself and Macbeth it has become clear that she has told Macbeth what to do and how to do it , and she has guilted or persuaded him in manipulative ways to do…

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    Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis and a general in the Scottish army for King Duncan. He is a great Warrior, Macbeth has won two battles in a row against Macdonwald and the Norwegians. Macdonwald rebelled against the king, he then leads the Irish army against Macbeth and is killed. Macbeth killed Macdonwald by stabbing him and cutting him in half “from the nave to the chops”, so he cut him from the bellybutton to the jaw and then cut his head off. Sweno the King of Norway has the idea that if…

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    power which they strive to get, for various reasons. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the theme of appearance versus reality is portrayed to show how characters will not act like themselves to achieve what they desire. Lady Macbeth, for example masks a false appearance to retrieve the trust of Duncan. She pretends to be kind and loyal towards Duncan so that he will believe she is a confiding person that he can trust. Additionally, Lady Macbeth always has a plan in tact which ties in with her false…

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    themes in Macbeth. fate vs choice and ambition. I will aswell show how they lead to his eventual downfall. In the play Macbeth, some people claim that because the witches prophecize Macbeth’s future, and their prophecies come true, fate plays a bigger role in his future than choice. However Macbeth’s actions are actually more affected by his ambition than his fate because he makes irrational choices that have serious consequences, leading to Macbeth 's eventual downfall. When Macbeth decides to…

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    The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare illustrates the rise and fall of a once great man known as Macbeth, along with his wife, Lady Macbeth. Macbeth begins as a widely adored and honoured war hero, who slays traitors and protects his country. Tragedy unfolds when he commits the most heinous of crimes; murder. His victim is King Duncan, a right and lawful king who did not deserve the death that befell him. Macbeth then begins his string of murders after his wife, Lady Macbeth, eggs him on.…

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    Macbeth: The follower blinded in the pursuit of power Macbeth was a blind follower, his conquest of power was not his own, he only had an illusion of choice as his actions were controlled by the manipulators surrounding him – those who use others solely to fulfil their ambition. Macbeth was not a man to question the motivations behind his actions – his ambition was greater than his conscience. He did not think for himself. He was blind as he did not realize he was being manipulated until his…

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    After Macbeth receives the prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland he begins to acknowledge the possibility. When he returns to his wife at his home he brings with him this ambition. He tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, that he has received this prophecy and she begins to believe that she begins to steer Macbeth towards killing the king. Lady Macbeth believes that the king, who is scheduled to stay in their home, is Macbeth 's best ticket to becoming King. When he starts to resist this…

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    women, Shakespeare challenges the idea of gender roles by portraying reversed positions for the characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in his play. Lady Macbeth defines a new age of women empowerment, breaking the Renaissance patriarchal hierarchy. Suddenly, after the death of Duncan, the roles are reversed, and Lady Macbeth is portrayed as the weaker character. We are introduced to Macbeth before he even appears on stage as this valiant, brave, and noble soldier on the battlefield but, behind…

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    main characters. Although Macbeth has many personalities, evolving consistently, the play reveals many intriguing characters. Each of them possesses qualities that make them unique. Lady Macbeth is an ambitious woman, yet as the plot unfolds, she becomes the exact opposite compared to her character in the beginning of the play . Also, Banquo is a character who remains pure throughout the play. When faced with the truth of the prophecies, he resists temptations, whereas Macbeth over analyzes the…

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