Great Ambition In Macbeth

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Macbeth is a human just like another and like other humans he has feelings, weaknesses, and strong points. As humans we all tend to love and want attention and are determined to be the center of attention, to be more important than others , whether it’s being a leader or the captain of a crew that feeling is what people strive for. Macbeth was one of those people and did anything to get him to that point, he did awful things such as Bribed, threatened and even went as far as murder, he hurt so many people in so many ways just to get what he wanted. So thought the whole short story you see Macbeth going from someone loyal, trustworthy and strong to someone who is completely insane. In the beginning Macbeth was a fairly nice guy and got along with everyone. That changed after he met three witches. At first when Macbeth meets them they tell him two things that begin Macbeth's long trail of evil. The three witches said to him " All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cowdor!" (Act I III 49), at first that then leads to the trail. The second thing they say; "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" (Act 1 scene iii line 50). Those two predictions that were said by the witches to Macbeth caused great ambition within Macbeth. Lady Macbeth finds out about it , and pushes Macbeth's ambition even harder. Lady Macbeth Then tries to get Macbeth to murder King Duncan, because she wants Macbeth to be king and in order to do that he has to get rid of all the next running up errors of the crown. "He that's coming must provided for, and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch; which shall to all our nights and days to come give solely sovereign sway and masterdom." (Iv,65-69) this quote is Lady Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...olm so that he could come back and rule over Scotland. Macbeth then decides to send a murderer to kill Macduff's family. This would show Macduff that he had better watch out, and it would scare Macduff. In which was almost the final step into becoming that much more evil. In the end when he see’s that his wife is dead he the little speech he says is : To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time,And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more” (Iv. IIIII.19-28). Macbeth is saying that what goes around comes around and that since he committed all those murders his wife had to die and so he feels it’s time to die as well.

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  • Analyzes how macbeth is a human just like other humans and has feelings, weaknesses, and strong points. he was determined to be the center of attention and be more important than others.
  • Analyzes how macbeth was a nice guy and got along with everyone, until he met three witches, who told him two things that led to his long trail of evil.
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