Macbeth, By William Shakespeare

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Often people put their avaricious ambitions before their morals, which creates fear and leads to everlasting violence ultimately resulting in losing oneself to their own overwhelming madness. This is definitely the case of the character of Macbeth in William Shakespeare 's play Macbeth. Macbeth experiences the loss of morality after his unchecked ambition took over. Additionally, Macbeth 's fear of losing power initiated an endless amount of murder. Moreover, Macbeth 's cruel actions lead him to suffer in an overwhelming guilt as darkness and madness dominated his existence. Shakespeare 's use of blood illustrates Macbeth 's deep desire for power over honor which initiates his fear of losing his own greedy ambition. After Duncan names…show more content…
Especially, if one commits some atrocity, one will encourage other to do the same. Nevertheless, Macbeth murders Duncan in spite of his doubts, which demonstrates the superiority of Macbeth 's avaricious ambitions over the importance of his own morals. Therefore, Macbeth 's uncontrollable desire for power and the murder of King Duncan marks the beginning of his tragic downfall, leading to more bloodshed and madness. In addition, Macbeth 's ambitions get the best of him as he sacrifices his own morals to achieve his goal of becoming a king. His own loss of humanness is proven as he stated: "Come, seeling night, /Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day /And with thy bloody and invisible hand/ Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond/ Which keeps me pale" (3. 2. 48-50) Macbeth 's fear of losing power drives him on planning to kill his own friend Banquo, after he realizes that Banquo can be a barrier between him and the crown to becoming a king of Scotland. Macbeth believes that if Banquo 's blood is shed he does not have to worry about his fear of Banquo stealing the throne from him any longer. Therefore, through the representation of blood shows Macbeth 's willingness of succeeding his desire for greatness that he chooses his ambition over honor by murdering Banquo. The murder of Banquo demonstrates Macbeth 's acceptance of darkness and his inability to consider his conscience before committing a vile action. Moreover, Macbeth falls deeper into retaining his
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