Power Of Ambition In Macbeth

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In the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare wrote about a blood-thirsty and power hungry king in Scotland who suffered the consequences of taking the matter of life and death into his own hands in order to fulfill the desire for the throne. The essential theme throughout the play is the power of ambition, which is shown through various characters along with events that occur within the play. To start with, two of the main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, show ambition through their personality traits. While they are both malicious and very determined, Macbeth is also tyrannical. Because of this specific personality trait, Macbeth is constantly pushing himself to become more powerful than he previously was. The reader can…show more content…
For example, in the actions of the characters Macduff and Malcolm betrayal is how ambition is shown. After the death of the glorious king of Scotland, King Duncan, people within the kingdom, including Macduff, begin to suspect that foul play was the cause of the traitorous deed. Macduff steadily pursued the end of Macbeth’s reign all for the love and loyalty he has for Scotland. Due to this enormous amount of patriotism Macduff feels, he willingly leaves his family behind which endangers their lives. He goes to England to find Malcolm as a source of power and help to end the war with Macbeth. Although he fled after his father’s murder in search of protection, Malcolm wants revenge for his father, King Duncan’s, murder. In agreement with Macduff, Malcolm joins the fight against Macbeth. Malcolm supplies Macduff with a vast army full of intelligent and strong-willed men to end the reign of terror imposed upon Scotland. After all of this hard work and dedication, Malcolm is able to support Macduff and end the path of destruction, which leads to the death of the malicious beast, Macbeth, leaving Malcolm himself to become
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