Theme Of Ambition In Macbeth

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We have all made mistakes in our lives, things we cannot reverse. I personally have never made such a bad mistake its life-changing but we see this happen in MacBeth, a play written by William Shakespeare. It has many themes and insinuates several different messages.
One theme in the play was ambition. Ambition is a good thing for most people, and in most situations. However, too much ambition could be fatal as it was for Macbeth and his wife Lady MacBeth. "I go and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not Duncan, for it is knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell." Macbeths ambition drives him to kill the king. Later in the play a different type of ambition drives Duncans eldest son, Malcolm to march toward Scotland and free the kingdom from MacBeth's reign. He succeeds with little loss to his troops and is crowned at the end. Ambition comes in many different shades. It can be as dark as death or bright and full of goodness. It depends on the purpose and what drives your ambition. MacBeth's ambition was a dark thing and it proved fatal. Malcolm's ambition was pure and allowed him success. Ambition was a very important and recurring theme in the play.
Another important theme was guilt. Guilt is a strong emotion. It is a heavy weight to bear if you have any. MacBeth found this out the hard way. When MacBeth and Lady MacBeth kill King Duncan to make the prophecy come true, they set the course for their guilt to send them to insanity for they were so wracked with

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