Macbeth's Ironic Downfall

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Faduma Abdi Ms. Peterson World Lit Macbeth Comparison Essay Ironic Downfall "Men rise from one ambition to another, first they seek to secure themselves, against attack and then they attack others"- Niccolo Machiavelli. In “The Tragedy of Macbeth” written by writer/poet William Shakespeare the main character Macbeth puts aside his ethics/morals, best friend, and wife (family). Does the ambition and the will for success causes one to put everything aside ? In the beginning of the play Macbeth was an honorable soldier who served for his king but by the end of the play Macbeth turned into a tyrant who killed his beloved king. During the first few scenes Macbeth killed during battle for his king. Being rewarded as a thane added…show more content…
Macbeth from “The Tragedy of Macbeth” developed a new relationship while pursuing his dream. Once Macbeth was informed that Macduffs children could possibly rule over the nation that he so desperately wanted he took matters into his own hands. Example from Act 3, scene 2 Macbeth…show more content…
Lady Macbeth plotted with him, conspired, and killed for her husband. While reading I expected Macbeth to owe his wife to Lady Macbeth because she did everything in her power to support him. Lady Macbeth even drove her husband to commit some of the task that he was afraid of doing. In Act 1, of “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Lady Macbeth craled Macbeth and pursued him in pursuing his violent ideas to take his kingdom. After the death of Lady Macbeth, Macbeth said it was bound for her to die by now. He showed no sympathy or regret when she died. Macbeth basically lost his family because his wife is infertile, and and didn't have any kids prior. Macbeth, continued to scheme without his wife. Lady Macbeth died before an important battle between Macbeth and Macduff and wasn't emotionally affected by the event. There are many Lady Macbeth and Macbeth's seen today in entertainment. For example the popular show “Empire” which aired this year on Fox tv shows Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Lucious Lyon who is the CEO of “Empire Entertainment” is a modern day Macbeth. When his ex wife, Cookie goes to jail during their children's childhood Lucious decided to move on with his life. By continuing the idea of “Empire” and living his life. Lucious got remarried and decided to live the life he wanted without his ex wife. Macbeth decided to continue battle and prepare for war. He pursued

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