Consequences Of Ambition In Macbeth

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What is ambition? According to Oxford Dictionaries, ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. People who are full of ambition may do foolish things to reach their goal, causing unpleasant events to occur. Ambition does not have to be a bad thing though, for having dreams and stretching out to pursue them can be a great thing. However, ambition may lead people to bring others down about what they wish attain, pushing them to try harder, pushing them to strive in the worst way rather than the best. Shakespeare effectively showed the consequences of intense ambition through motives, murder, and lust for power.
Macbeth 's attitude changed drastically throughout
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"You spirits/ That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,/ And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/ Of direst cruelty" (1.5.38-41) Her reasoning for this is so as she loses her femininity, she can get under way, the grisly performance that is mandatory to grasp the crown. Lady Macbeth always has an ulterior motive though sometimes it may not seem like it. She seems to be completely aware of her strength over Macbeth 's and she uses it to get into his weak head. With this in mind, Lady Macbeth manages to influence Macbeth in the worst way and he proceeds to commit a crime he was originally against because she stated that he will only be a man if he carries out the…show more content…
What really drives Macbeth crazy is the absurd hallucinations after the first murder, but he was given the crown in place of Duncan just as the witches had said. With that, since Lady Macbeth and Macbeth became so deranged, Lady Macbeth ended up committing suicide and Macduff ironically beheaded Macbeth and Malcolm, Banquo 's son, became king of Scotland. With this in mind, the witches did say that Banquo 's children may sit upon the throne, but he would
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