Using the theme blind ambition, I will show 10 examples.
Created by tbothun on Jan 17, 2011
Last updated: 01/18/11 at 12:39 PM
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In this part of the play, Macbeth does whats best for him. This shows that he is willing to do anything to get what he wants and have the power that he thinks he deserves. He does not know, that doing the things he is doing for himself, may lead to a terrible consequence.
Lady Macbeth pursues her goals with greater determination, but she is less capable of withstanding the consequences of her immoral acts.She convinces her husbadn to kill Duncan and urges him to be strong in the murder’s aftermath, but she is eventually driven to distraction by the effect of Macbeth’s repeated bloodshed on her conscience. In each case, ambition helped,by theprophecies of the witches is what drives the couple to ever more terrible situations. The problem, the play suggests, is that once one decides to use violence to further one’s quest for power, it is difficult to stop.
Malcolm’s comment shows that he has learned the lesson Macduff gave him on the sentient nature of true masculinity. It also suggests that, with Malcolm’s coronation, order will be restored to the Kingdom of Scotland.
In this part of the play, things become very intense with Lady Macbeth. Her guilty of conscience starts to get worse. The doctor sees her and she says she has blood on her hands and nothing will ever be able to wash it off. This clearly shows that the evilness of Lady Macbeth took a turn on her. It also shows that getting what you want comes with a consequence. Because Lady Macbeth became so crazy, she hung herself.
In this part of the play Macbeth kills Duncan against his better judgment,. Macbeth is a courageous general who usually doesnt do any evil deeds, yet he deeply desires power and advancement.Toward the end of the play he descends into a kind of frantic,boastful madness.
Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband by questioning his manhood, wishes that she herself could be “unsexed,” and does not contradict Macbeth when he says that a woman like her should give birth only to boys.Lady Macbeth convinced her husband on to murder, Macbeth provokes the murderers he hires to kill Banquo by questioning their manhood. These actions show that both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth equate masculinity with aggression, and whenever they converse about manhood, violence soon follows. Their understanding of manhood allows the political order depicted in the play to descend into chaos.Lady Macbeth’s behavior shows that women can be as ambitious and cruel as men. Whether because of the constraints of her society or because she is not fearless enough to kill, Lady Macbeth relies on deception and manipulation rather than violence to achieve her ends.
In this part of the play, it shows that Macduff and Macbeth are finally going to war against each other. Macduff wants Macbeth to be killed. Macduff enters the castle and they fight each other and Macbeth finally dies. This shows that Macbeth listened to the prophecies from the witches and wasnt worried if he died from fighting.
In this part of the play, the murderers kill Banquo. Fleance was with Banquo and then let Fleance free. This shows that Macbeth will have anyone killed that would possibly get in the way of him being a king.