Macbeth's Ambition Essay

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The Ambition of Macbeth Macbeth is an incredible play, there are many events that happen that make this play so intriguing. Macbeth is an impulsive man who takes action quickly. Many things make an important role in motivating Macbeth’s actions, supernatural and fate being the most. It starts off with the witches implanting ideas into Macbeth’s head which then moves to the three apparitions telling Macbeth one truth each. Both impacts his thoughts, which then become his actions. Also, Macbeth thought that it was his fate to become king, he did what he thought he had to in order for his fate to become reality. With the apparitions and with his idea of his fate, Macbeth decided to take action. The three apparitions made an enormous impact on the way Macbeth thought…show more content…
Macbeth! Beware Macduff. Beware the thane of Fife.” ( 4,1,70 ) warning him of the power Macduff has. However Macbeth feels that he has already been suspicious of Macduff and decides that if the apparition tells him then his suspicions are correct and he shall have Macduff killed. This proves that he killed Macduff because of the impact the apparitions had on him. Macbeth then demands to hear more. The second apparition is a bloody child that tells him “Be bloody, bold and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” (4,1,78-80). Macbeth believes that the apparition is telling him that nobody can harm him, everyone is born of a woman so he has nothing to fear. He then thinks back to the first apparition and decides that he is going to be doubly sure and kill the Thane of Fife anyways. This reveals that the second apparition presents the idea that he should not fear anything, this causes Macbeth to continue fighting with Macduff later on, which then causes Macbeth to be killed. All of the apparitions tell Macbeth something that motivates him, including apparition three who is a crowned child holding a tree, tells Macbeth “Macbeth shall never
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