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Most people have the desire to succeed and overcome certain challenges that may arise. In fact, some might even be ambitious to achieve specific goals. Moreover, in order for them to reach such goals they must be willing to face their struggles while having the ability to persevere against all odds. Some will be able to accomplish their goals and some will not; however, those who do not succeed will probably need to re-evaluate the steps they took and consider other alternatives if they choose to pursue these goals. Interestingly, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, clearly illustrates Macbeth’s ambition to becoming the king. In order for Macbeth to become king he uses poor judgment when he decides to kill King Duncan. After he is king, he struggles in maintaining his position. Moreover, it is also argued that Macbeth’s judgment became negatively influenced by the witches prophesies, as well as Lady Macbeth. It is as if they were able to poison his mind and alter his sense of moral and ethical judgment. Sadly, Macbeth struggles in trying to keep his position as well as killing people that can possibly harm him; thus, in the play Macbeth, Shakespeare illustrates the similarities and differences between Macbeth, Macduff and Banquo as all three characters serve to show ambition and the struggles in order to achieve their goals.
Throughout the play, Macbeth is a tragic hero, Macbeth gets his fortune told by three witches, and after hearing this he becomes ambitious and greedy. Macbeth’s ambition was to be king and to become king he kill Duncan. Macbeth’s ambition is clearly demonstrated when he says,
I am his kinsman and his loyal subject…
Then I am his host,
Who should against his murderer shut the door,
Not bare the knife myself…
I have no...

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...end just to obtain his position as king. He would abuse his powers by killing people and not worrying about his duties as a king. Macbeth struggles in obtaining in sleep because he was unable to think straight. This sleep was partially one of the reasons for his death. Macduff’s ambition was to kill Macbeth, for his family and Scotland, so he is not like Macbeth who wants to kill everyone just for the throne. Macduff faces a struggle, his entire family dies. His family is important to him, because of what Macbeth done he kills Macbeth mainly for his family. While Banquo does not have an ambition, but he has goals which are to at least see his son being crowned. His struggle was his death which helps Fleance the most to become king. Overall, the play Macbeth, shows clear differences with respect to their ambitions or goals and in terms of how the characters struggle.

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