Ambition In Macbeth

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Lady Macbeth is one of the most important factors of Macbeth’s inevitable is downfall. Throughout their time together in the play, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a goading, emasculating figure to Macbeth pressuring him into things he wouldn’t normally act on. This is highlighted when Macbeth starts to change his mind about the murder, "hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been, so clear in his great office" In contrast, Lady Macbeth shows optimum strength in this scene. She undermines Macbeth and provoking and questioning his manhood. "And live a coward in thine own esteem" this makes the audience infer of Lady Macbeth's corrupt ambition and the extent to which she would go to, in order for her to satisfy her needs. “ look like th’innocent…show more content…
He begins as a fierce Scottish warrior. But his greed, his lust for power, is what drags him down. His judgment is clouded, he can only see ideas that will help him obtain what he wants. Lady Macbeth starts off as the dominating person in their relationship. Such as that she can get manipulate him to do anything for her desires as long as she does it in various ways, like playing on his confidence. However, as the play progresses, and Duncan is killed, Macbeth seems to become the dominating partner swapping positions. Both of them have ambition, Lady Macbeth's ambition drives her to manipulate Macbeth into the most malevolent crime of regicide. But Macbeth’s ambition becomes unstable. Macbeth kills for the first time he has not choice but to conceal his wicked actions, and to have done this again because he is scared, of getting caught and having to repent of his crimes and could mean that his hunger for power became an obsessive trait, never satisfied with his current status."vaulting ambition, which o'erleap”In the end he became a tyrant condemned by his own people leading him to his death. Macbeth's view of reality became twisted. He saw things in a way that only went his way. This distorted his judgment which lead him to make the wrong decisions. Through Macbeth's constant need to fulfil his ambition he became very involved with himself. The wrong decisions that he made resulted in his tragic demise. These traits developed throughout the play with no control over his ambition, unfortunately leading to his
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