Macbeth’s blind ambition leads him to surrender to his dark desires that taunt him throughout the play. Macbeth is frequently tempted to result to the wrongful methods that seem to roam inside of him. In the beginning however Macbeth tends to ignore these desires and depends on chance. He declares “if chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir” (Shakespeare, act 1, scene 3, 143-144). This declaration by Macbeth shows his initial stand, which is reliant on fate and sin free. Yet as Macbeth’s character develops throughout the play, he moves farther from his dependence on chance and closer to his darker desires. Eventually his blind ambition to become king overp...
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...dy portrays the concept of blind ambition and its effects emotionally and psychologically on the main characters. For this blind ambition causes the originally valiant character of Macbeth to subdue and kill King Duncan. It also drives Macbeth to break his noble behavior by killing the king, and his friend Banquo. Macbeth’s blind ambition ultimately results in his downfall when Macduff vengeful for his family kills him. Blind ambition serves as the catalyst that transforms Macbeth from a noble man to a traitor, and creates the tragic flow that makes this play so appealing.
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