Macbeth's Ambition

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Macbeth’s Ambition
Ambition can often times be considered the motivation in one’s life. It is one of the key sources to success. Ambition can blind one from determining from what’s right and what’s wrong. Having much ambition can have positive or negative effects. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeths ambition led to destruction of himself.

One’s ambition can over power them and cause them to act differently. Macbeths ambition over powers him and controls who he really is not. “The prince of Cumberland! That is a step on…the eye fears when it is done, to see.” (1.4.311) Macbeth knows that killing Duncan is not right because he states, “…it’s necessary to hide his black and deep desires.” The ambition that Macbeth is portraying is careless. Macbeth’s ambition led him to only focusing on one thing and it was the throne. He became manipulative and greedy. Macbeth no longer cared about his morals or values of life. Macbeth’s ambition was the cause of all the murders he committed. His greed for power. He also allowed his ambition to get in the way and cause him to kill more. His goal no longer was to care for the people, but it was to be crowned king. In the beginning Macbeth did not want to kill Duncan, but with the words from his wife and his own ambition the killing occurred.

Second, Macbeth tells his men to kill Banquo, his closet friend. Macbeth will not let anyone stand in his way of his own ambition. “Macbeth’s ambition causes him to kill many people, which in turn leads to his ruin. Firstly, Macbeth kills Duncan. Macbeth wants to fulfill his ambition to be king. Killing Duncan is vital in this case. Initially, he is hesitant, but by the help of his wife and his vaulting ambition, he kills Duncan. It is noted that having succumbed to his ambition to gain the crown by whatever means”(Lamar 8).Macbeth knows that he can be crowned king by killing important people. He allows his ambition to help him kill.Macbeth had gotten so intact with being king...
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