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    which took place in Scotland. In the story, the main character, Macbeth, a man with hunger of pride and power of over ruling and becoming King of Scotland entices him to become someone he’s not. The significant theme, is the ambition of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth dreams of over ruling Scotland. In the beginning of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth reveals his ambition by being so dedicated and determined to fall through with a plan of murdering King Duncan to become King of Scotland. Macbeth knew that he had to murder King Duncan and the people that followed and respected Duncan so he can have a chance to become King of Scotland. Macbeth’s greed and passion to take the…

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    chance to rule Scotland. Each one of them showed different kinds of strengths and weaknesses. Unquestionably, certain excesses, even some associated to positive traits, led two of them to fail as leaders and to bring upon themselves their own destruction. By comparison, the only leader who was able to overcome weaknesses and develop strengths in order to find balance was the one who could finally rule Scotland in a morally strong way. Macbeth written…

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    really kill Duncan and take over the throne? In the following pages, I will help clear up some grey areas, and hope to dispel myth from truth as we take an in-depth look at who Macbeth really was. Macbeth was born in the year 1005 in Alba in central Scotland around 1005—the same year that his grandfather became king. Some believed that Macbeth was a grandson to King Malcolm II, making him a cousin to King Duncan (which he would later succeed.) His…

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    The Tragedy Of Macbeth

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    children. Shakespeare went on to leave his family to go to London and work as a playwright. Macbeth- THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH is set mainly in Scotland. It tells about a brave Scottish general who meets three witches that claim he will be the King one day. Prodded by his wife. Macbeth kills King Duncan to become king. He is soon a tyrant and his kingdom falls to pieces. This tragedy is full of blood and backstabbing at every turn and hooks readers from the first line to the last. Characters Lady…

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    Hidden Evil The story of Macbeth begins when Macbeth becomes a great war hero by killing the enemy leader. He secured the victory for Scotland over Norway and earned the respect of his king, Duncan. Macbeth was named the Thane of Cawdor, taking the title from a traitor during the war. Macbeth was called “noble Macbeth” by King Duncan, showing the respect he had earned (I.II.78). Later, honorable Macbeth was told a very implausible yet fruitful prophecy by three witches depicting him as the…

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    This belief is based on the idea that God created a system, and He assigned a specific place and role for nature and humankind. If someone tried to alter this balance, he or she would greatly offend God. The ‘Great Chain of Being’ was very useful in the monarchy because the royals believed that their power came directly from God. For King James I, this was a very effective tool for two purposes: to control the masses and to safeguard his position. This divine right of kings shows the direct…

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    Macbeth Essay The book Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, addresses the impact of ambition on a person's character and how one can change when tempted with power. The story focuses around eleventh century Scotland’s nobles, one of which is tempted with the chance to be King. The temptation of power can cause irrational and irresponsible decisions to be made by those who are tempted. Ambition causes a person to act irrationally and irresponsibly in order to reach their desired goal. The…

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    “ look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it, He that’s coming Must be provided for:” ( I, IV, 72 - 74) In Macbeth, William Shakespeare suggests that ambition can cause an individual’s ability to reconcile with their illusion and reality to be dealt with differently for individuals. Macbeth is a character in the play that is demonstrated to be very ambitious. The three witches prophesies created an illusion that Macbeth would be king, and he took action to make that illusion…

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    decisions rather than bad ones. A leader is someone who leads their followers to a greater outcome. At the beginning of the book Macbeth, Macduff, and Malcolm were all well respected. Macbeth was praised for killing the leader of King Duncan's traitors. The captain, King Duncan, and his people praised him. “O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman!” (I. i. 26) His bravery earned him the title, Thane of Cawdor. Malcolm was King Duncan's eldest son and next in line for the throne. Macduff was also a man…

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    Power is something that we all want, it is what gives us control of our lives, but the outcome of it, is what affects our values and morals. For instance, in the play The Tragedy of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth wanted to have power and pushed Macbeth to murder Duncan so he could become king. As time passed his lust for power grew and turned him into a murderer. Lady Macbeth, in The Tragedy of Macbeth, was eager to convince Macbeth to kill king Duncan, eager so that her husband could become King of…

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