The Theme Of Ambition In Lady Macbeth

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Shakespeare expresses the theme ambition throughout the play Macbeth. Through the play both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both share the characteristic ambition, the question is who has more? Lady Macbeth conveys a more ambitious and desirable person more than her husband. When Lady Macbeth reads the letter that her husband sent to her, she feels the excitement and joy to find out that her husband has the chance to become king. Lady Macbeth always had the desire to kill King Duncan but there was never an opportunity, but now here is the chance. “Yet do I fear thy nature;/ it is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” (1.5.16-17). Lady Macbeth will sure enough convince her husband into doing anything she pleases. Although Lady Macbeth has desire, her husband has ambition, but not the guts, he does not want to kill the King but he want the power to rule. The struggling of Macbeth trying to process the murder, is what his wife feared, but this does not affect her plan. “That I may pour my spirits in thine ear/ and chastise with the valor of my tongue”(1.5.29-30). Lady Macbeth speaks with her husband pushing him towards killing King Duncan, she advises him to act more evil. Lady Macbeth shows that she more of the man in the relationship, she act evil and is less of a woman because she ordering her husband to kill so that they could become king and queen versus him planning and doing by himself. Referring to the murder of King Duncan, Lady Macbeth always wished upon him dead, in

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