Theme Of Ambition In Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay
In the play Macbeth, there are several different themes used by the author (Shakespeare). Some of the themes that are used in the play are ambition, guilt, things are not what they seem, and natural vs unnatural. Every theme used in the play is very important to the story.
Ambition is one of the themes that is used in the play that are very important to the story. Most of the characters are shown to have ambition towards something at some point or another throughout Macbeth. One of the characters that shows a lot of ambition throughout the play is the main character, Macbeth. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is shown to have ambition towards becoming king. He does not show as much ambition towards killing Duncan as
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Each character that shows guilt has their own reasons for showing it (Macduff for thinking that his family's death was his fault, Lady Macbeth for not telling anyone that Macbeth murdered Duncan and that she helped and Macbeth for killing Duncan), but they all felt it.
As well as guilt and ambition, another theme of Macbeth is that things are not what they seem. This theme gets brought up several times, one of those times is right after Macbeth kills Duncan, another time this theme is brought up is when Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to hide the fact that he was planning to kill Duncan, from Duncan. Before Macbeth kills Duncan, Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to hide that he is going to kill Duncan it is another example of the theme that things are not always what they seem. She says "Look like th' innocent flower, But be the serpent under 't" (Shakespeare 1.5) to Macbeth in order to tell him how to hide his murderous intent. Another example of this theme is when Duncan says "This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses", this is a part of the theme that things are not what they seem because Duncan sees Macbeth's castle as a nice, sweet place and it is actually a "dark" place where he is going to be murdered.
One other theme that is very important to the story of Macbeth is natural vs unnatural. A few examples of this theme being used in

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