th other. I have given suck, and know How tender tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluckd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. Ambition leads the strong-minded to endless achievements but tempts the week-minded to their own defeat. Macbeth doesnt want to kill a good king for his own ambitions, but is persuaded to. Lady Macbeth, on receiving the letter, encourages murder as she sees that this is possibly the only opportunity to achieve their ambition. Macbeth's actions prove him to be true to his country as well to his friends. He succeeds in murdering Duncan, being named the new king, and ruling the kingdom. Indeed, manliness is an idea the play interrogates in various ways, such as when Macbeth says I dare do all that may become a man who dares do more is none (1.7.46-47). Shakespeare s play, macbeth, Macbeth is a tragic hero who destroys himself by his own wicked and selfish ambitions. These predictions by the three witches soon motivates Macbeth to commit actions of evil and selfishness, which includes the murder of his best friend Banquo and the murders of Macduffs family.
An essay of macbeth's downfall
Macbeths ambition is the next greatest factor in the play. By Macbeth becoming over confident we can see he has lost his moral values from becoming a well-liked and respected Scottish General to an evil murderous fool. Macbeth had let the witches prophecies control his mind and he became power hungry. With the influence of Macbeths ambition driving him to kill King Duncan as well as Macbeths wife, Lady Macbeth, driving him to fulfil his ambition, although there is another factor in Macbeths downfall. Lady Macbeth deceives him into thinking that only he would gain more power, and it wouldnt benefit her. It all started when the witches prophesized to Macbeth and Banquo at the beginning of the play. In Macbeth, ambition is a main theme.