Ambition Turns To Violence In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Ambition Turns to Violence Macbeth says this in his soliloquy when he is trying to decide which path to take to become king. The ideas of ambition, the struggle of power, violence, death and a final solution are what almost every action-based film, play or book contain. They keep the reader on the edge of their seat and constantly coming back for more. It’s riveting, suspenseful, and thrilling. We, as the readers, crave this. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth experiences a struggle of power and to be king. Under the ambition of his wife, Lady Macbeth, along with his own hopes of being king, Macbeth acts in violence, which leads to the death of King Duncan. Shakespeare used the two themes, ambition and violence, throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth in the plot, mood, and with other literary devices. In Breaking Bad, Walter White is a father, high school chemistry teacher, and a husband. He is dying of cancer and feels like he needs to provide for his family while he still can. He creates a meth lab with Jesse Pinkman to make money so his family will have a future. Like Macbeth, in The Tragedy of Macbeth, Walter White has extreme ambition to create a future for his family at any cost. He runs into much violence protecting himself from dangerous situations because of the meth empire he created. In the…show more content…
She tries to wash her own hands of this crime she cunningly pressured her husband into. She no longer wants the power and slowly loses the ambition to have it but Macbeth is really only getting started. Outside the castle, a group of Scottish lords discussed the military situation: the English army was approaching, led by Malcolm, and the Scottish army would meet them near the Birnam woods, to join forces and take down Macbeth. Macbeth brags that he has nothing to fear from the English army because no one born from a woman could hurt him. All of Macbeth’s ambition and violence will eventually be his downfall as a

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