Examples Of Blind Ambition In Macbeth

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Blind Ambition in Macbeth Macbeth is one of the greatest tragedy plays of all time by William Shakespeare. In the beginning, three witches tell Macbeth that he will become the king and that his fellow nobleman Banquo that he will not be king but yet, his descendants will be future kings. The witches has tempted Macbeth to do the unthinkable. Eventually, Macbeth will kill King Duncan, and the crown will be passed on to Macbeth to be named King. Later, Macbeth believes Banquo is a threat and has him murdered. In attempt, to have Banquo’s son Fleance murdered, Fleance escapes. Guilt started to overcome Macbeth and his Queen Lady Macbeth by each day. Lady Macbeth committed suicide because of guilt. In Act Four, the witches reveal how Macbeth cannot be defeated by anyone born of a woman. Macbeth is murdered by Macduff and Duncan’s son Malcolm is named King. Ambition is “an earnest desire for some type of achievement, as power, fame,…show more content…
Her ambition to gain power for Macbeth eventually caused her to commit suicide. Lady Macbeth was the person who influenced Macbeth the most into killing King Duncan. In Act One, Macbeth informed Lady Macbeth of the witch’s prophecy. Lady Macbeth knew what it took to gain power. “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. (1. 5. 2-5).” As Lady Macbeth read the letter, she immediately started talking about murder. She has a very powerful influence over Macbeth and his decision. Lady Macbeth played an important role in this tragic play. In Act 5, Lady Macbeth finally meets her demise, “The queen is dead, my lord (5.4.17).” Ambition led to guilt for Lady Macbeth. It was too heavy of a burden for her. Lady Macbeth started going crazy which led to her tragic death by committing

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