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Macbeth Ambition Essay

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In the play Macbeth, ambition plays a big part, specifically in Macbeth’s and lady Macbeth’s lives. Macbeth’s ambition to be the best overtakes his real character, causing him to change tremendously. He will do anything to overstep others, which makes his character stand out. Lady Macbeth is ambitious for Macbeth’s sake, causing him to become ambitious. Shakespeare highlights the theme that devastation follows ambition when ambition oversteps moral boundaries, which is relevant not only in this play, but in our world today.
The witches have predicted and just given Macbeth news on what is going to happen to him in the future, and now he is dead set on it happening. He claims the witches have told him two things that have already come true, so he in now confident that he will become thane of Glamis and the thane of Cawdor. Macbeth says, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smothered in surmise, And nothing is but what is not.” (1.3.152-155). The witches didn’t say anything about murder, yet it is the first thing that come...
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