Similarities Between Macbeth And Death Of A Salesman

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Ambition. The Silent Killer Ambition can become blinding, people would get so desperate that they would do anything to achieve their goals. Ambitions has no boundaries which could lead to peoples downfalls . Both works, Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, and Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller are great examples of this, the characters were so overcome with ambitions that they lost their grasp on reality , which eventually lead to their downfall in the end of the play. Both novels show how ambition could cause someone to become delusional . Willy Lowman in Death of a Salesman was so obsessed with " The American Dream" that nothing else mattered to him, while Macbeth in Macbeth was so obsessed with fulfilling prophecies given…show more content…
Macbeth failed many times throughout the play, but instead of just accepting that it was not meant to be, he continues to fight it by doing even more outrageous things for no reason other than his pure obsession of the witches' prediction coming true. Willy Loman had grand expectations of what good life was , from his brother Ben who got rich from finding gold. Willy constantly talks about being successful and what it took to be successful but in reality he has never been, Willy ould barely keep up with his bills , everything was breaking around , he was borrowing money from friends , and had a job as a businessman. In both novels , the main characters had a false sense of ambitions , they wanted something that was not realistic. In Macbeth , Macbeth was given three prophecies, All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter! " ( Shakespeare 1.3 53) was one of the prophecies that drove his ambitions and clouded his judgement. Macbeth was so driven that he is even willing to commit regicide : The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step On which I must fall down, or else

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