The Destruction of Guilt in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Destruction of Guilt

In William Shakespeare's play Macbeth he uses many forms of imagery, he uses this imagery to outline major themes in the book. The imagery used in the play Macbeth makes the audience immediately captivated and helps the audience connect to the characters in the play.
Two major themes will be outlined in this essay and those themes will be supported and outlined by three motifs: ambition/greed, fate and hallucinations. A profound theme throughout the book Macbeth is the underlying inevitability of destruction, many characters ambition and greed was what lead to their destruction, and others attempted to take fate into their own hands out of impatience or greed which lead to defeat, others run away from and fought with fate which was their downfall. Another theme that was outlined in the play Macbeth was the guilt of an evil deed, this specific theme made the audience sympathize with the characters this was shown through their hallucinations which gave us an insight into the character and what they were feeling.

The constant ambition and greed for more than what one has is what leads to the downfall of many characters. “Macbeth’s excessive ambition motivates him to murder Duncan, and once the evil act is accomplished, he sets into motion a series of sinister events that ultimately lead to his downfall” (Principal Topics, Shakespeare for Students). This quote shown in the Principal Topics article supports the fact that in Macbeth there is a slippery

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