The Effects to Unrestricted Ambition in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

709 Words Feb 26th, 2018 3 Pages
This play displays the significant amount of events that Macbeth experiences throughout to obtain the crown by rushing his fate. He acts out of unrestricted ambition with no moral limitation. Macbeth struggles between the dominance of good and evil. His unrestricted actions lead to the transformation and downfall of once the brave solider we first meet to the ruthless murderer he becomes.
Macbeth is displayed, as the villain throughout most of the play due to his evil will. The murders, lies and problems for the kingdom are just some of the events. However, before all this there was a good side to Macbeth. The good traits such as bravery, honour, ambitious and loving were just a few of these traits. Macbeth is a brave solider for his king in times of need especially in the beginning of the play. “For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name” (1.2.16). The Captain stating this shows that his fellow soldiers see him as a brave and loyal solider to the kingdom because of his great efforts on the battlefield. His ambition is one of the great factors that starts off with good intent and doesn’t have enough to do anything with a will of evil. Lady Macbeth questions the will in him to obtain the crown. She says, “it is too full o’th’milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way” (1.5.16-17). She tells him that she doesn’t think he has what it to obtain the crown because he…
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