Lady Macbeth Power Hungry

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In William Shakespeare’s play, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” that took place in Scotland, the main character Macbeth becomes power hungry to take over the throne and become king.Macbeth has the desire and the determination to do whatever is necessary to conquer anything that gets in his way from trying to gain the throne. The most persistent theme throughout Shakespeare’s play is ambition which is shown in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in many different ways. In the beginning, there is two characters that might catch one’s eyes by the way they portray their hunger for power. These two characters would be Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth’s whole desire through the play is to kill King Duncan, become king himself, and remain king no matter what takes place. His wife, Lady Macbeth also becomes power hungry and wants to become queen. Both of these characters will stop at nothing to defeat the king and take his throne.…show more content…
“Go bid thy mistress, when my drink is ready, she strike upton the bell. Get thee to bed. Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight, or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation…”(Act two, scene one, Lines 31-64) This shows his motivation due to Macbeth going on to describe how he is feeling just before he sets out to kill the king and as Lady Macbeth rings a bell, he decides it’s time to accomplish what he has set out for. “That which hatch made them drunk hath made me bold; What hath quenced them hath given me fire. Hark! Peace! It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman, Which gives the stern’st good-night. He is about it…” Lady Macbeth also partakes in this killing to show how determined they are to win the throne. She poisons the king’s guards and this made her feel great and strong.(Act two, scene two, lines

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