Macbeth : ' Macbeth '

1411 Words6 Pages
Peter Klimek
Mrs. Moeller
Macbeth Rough Draft
3/7/16
Ambitionz Az Macbeth Macbeth is a character in a play by Shakespeare with a tragic flaw. He had a quick rise to power and shortly after that a fall. Macbeth’s tragic downfall is a consequence of his vaulting ambition which is fueled by greed, fear and arrogance. Lady Macbeth and the three witches also have a major key in influencing his emotions. They manipulated the emotions he felt so he acted more rashly on them. Macbeth was a guy that could have been destined for greatness, but he made some bad decisions and that is what started his downfall. Macbeth possessed his ambition long before he was driven into tyranny. Before killing Duncan Macbeth was a great soldier and leader on the battlefield earning the title Thane of Cawdor honestly. He even saved Duncan’s son, Malcolm, from being captured by the enemy army. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth’s conscience was still honest, but that was soon to change. After his heroism at the battle against the Irish, Macbeth and Banquo walk into some witches. The three witches call Macbeth the Thane of Glamis, the Thane of Cawdor and the future king. Macbeth is confused because he does not know that Duncan named him the Thane of Cawdor after the original one betrayed him. Macbeth also thinks that the idea of being the future king sounds good and he likes it. The witches vanish and Ross and Angus enter. Ross tells Macbeth that he is now the Thane of Cawdor because the

More about Macbeth : ' Macbeth '

Get Access