Quotes On Ambition In Macbeth

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How much do individuals are willing to sacrifice in order to get their ambition? In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, Shakespeare demonstrated how ambition can be a powerful force that can drive individuals to high feats. It is through Macbeth, the main protagonist of the play, where Shakespeare expressed how our inner desires can take control our lives. Sometimes, our desires can deprive us of the sight which allows us to see how our actions affect people around us. Ambitions let us think about ourselves and often leave others ignored.
Macbeth changed throughout the play. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth appeared to be a loyal and true subject to Duncan; however, when the witches prophesize that Macbeth have the chance to be a King, Macbeth changed. Macbeth has just won the a battle and was awarded the Thane of Cawdor; he thought that he would be given the title of The Prince of Cumberland (heir to the throne) but this title was given to Duncan’s first born Malcolm. With Malcolm being on the next line in throne, Macbeth planned to murder Duncan in order to frame Malcolm and Donalbain so that Malcolm will be strip off of his title. At first, Macbeth was hesitant; however, Lady Macbeth became an influence to Macbeth to commit murder in order to be king. Macbeth’s actions shows how can some individuals are willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. Macbeth killed Duncan; Macbeth killed someone for the sake of getting what he wants.
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