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 him Thane of Cawdor as a result of Macbeth 's actions on the battlefield. Macbeth has no intention of doing anything other than serving the king. However, following the meeting with the witches, Macbeth begins to think about killing Duncan and taking the throne by force. As he debates whether he should kill Duncan, Macbeth also fear that: "But in these cases, We still have judgements here that we but teach Bloody instructions, which being taught, return to plague th 'inventor" ( 1. 7. 7-10). The imagery in this speech is dark, "bloody instructions" suggests that Macbeth is aware of how the murder will open the door to a dark and sinful world. He believes that if he resorts to murdering Duncan, there will be some unimaginable punishments

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