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Macbeth Ambition Research Paper

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When you think of ambition , you think about the passion to want something and you think about all the things that can help you reach the goal of your ambition. Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically needing determination and hard work. Throughout many scenes and lines during the poem you see people who have ambition and also see the bad things that ambition can make you do. It is shown by many people who all wanted something that they couldn’t just have. This essay will focus on certain roles and see how exactly ambition can make people do things just to get something that they want.

Macbeth is a play about having too much ambition. The witches predictions push both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to try to fulfill their ambitions, but the witches never make Macbeth
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The illness should attend it.”(1.5.15-20)

After reading the letter from her husband Lady Macbeth's thoughts immediately turn to murder. The only problem is that Macbeth has ambition, but he doesn’t have the nerve to see it through. Luckily Lady Macbeth is man enough for both of them. Macbeth has the ambition but Lady Macbeth has the Ambition and the drive to do bad things in order to get whatever she wants at that point and time.

Banquo is another person who has ambition all throughout the story of macbeth. Lord Banquo is at first an ally to Macbeth and they are together when they meet the Three Witches. After knowing that Macbeth will become king, the witches tell Banquo that he will not be king himself, but that his descendants will be. Banquo was feeling kind of left as he said in act one, “My noble partner You greet with present grace and great prediction of noble having and of royal hope, That he seems rapt withal. To me you speak
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