The Power Of Ambition In Macbeth By William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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“Living is easy with eyes closed”- John Lennon. This quote is very accurate when referring to some of the characters in Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare about the evil power of ambition. Lady Macbeth was Macbeth’s wife and in the beginning she is perceived as evil. She let the bad part of her conscience overpower her and in return , guilt got the best of her. Lady Macbeth was blinded, overpowering and disregarding her feelings. Usually when a person has bad thoughts about something/someone, we keep it to ourselves. That is regular human nature. Lady Macbeth on the other hand decided to act on those thoughts and in return, she blinded herself from the truth. “That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, and yet wrongly win...That which cries, “Thus thou must do” if thou have it… than wishest to be undone.” (William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth.) Lady Macbeth said in this quote that in order for her husband, Macbeth, to become king, he would have to kill King Duncan and once he does, it can’t be undone. These were individual thoughts that she had to herself but she has already decided that this is what she wants, she wants her husband to kill the king, and she does not think twice about it. Trying to keep ourselves away from something bad is a daily goal. But planning on doing something evil and trying to hide it from our daily lives is worse. “ Unsex me here...Make thick my blood, stop up th’ access and passage to remorse… Come to my woman’s
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