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Short Analysis Of Macbeth

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Macbeth is a play about the folly of vaulting ambition! Discuss!!! Macbeth is a play mainly about ambition, there are many other issues in the play such as, manipulation, jealousy, regret, paranoia, bravery and courage. But out of all of these issues I would have to say that ambition is the main issue in the play. All of these other issues are a part of the play and they all come into the play at certain times.Macbeth had once heard from the witches prophecy that one day he would become king. When Macbeth heard this was going to happen, this made him feel more ambitious and this was what lead to Duncan's murder. After Macbeth became king of Scotland his personality changed he became a ...view middle of the document...

The first thing that showed he had a lot of courage was how he won the battle for Scotland. As Macbeth was the man who made it all possible he was then presented the title 'thane of cawdor'. If Macbeth did not have as much courage as he does he would not have gotten the title 'thane of cawdor'. This title makes Macbeth feel more powerful, more strong and more brave.Macbeth's courage is mainly based on the trust that the other characters have for him, it makes him feel more courageous. Due to Macbeth being honest and truthful to nearly everyone in the play he had a different kind of honesty to his wife, he would tell and share almost everything with her. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth understand one another very clearly. Macbeth has great ambitions, as Lady Macbeth also knows that Macbeth is honorable.As Macbeth thinks about committing the crime of murdering Duncan he realizes that if he does commit the crime and kill Duncan that it will be found out and everyone will know who the murderer of Duncan was. Macbeth thinks very deeply into this murder, he is very stressed and feels that he is living in a nightmare. While Macbeth is still thinking about the murder, he says 'that summons thee to heaven or to hell'. By saying this, Macbeth means that after he commits the crime of murdering Duncan it will summon him to either heaven or to hell.Macbeth went to Duncan's room and committed the murder, he then went back to his room where Lady Macbeth was waiting for him. He came into the room with Duncan's blood all over his hands, this showed Lady Macbeth that the murder had been committed. It also showed her that Macbeth proved himself to be a real man. Soon after this Macbeth realizes that he has committed a really big crime. Now that Macbeth has murderer Duncan, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are losing sleep over what happened, they are spending too much time thinking about what is going to happen next. Macbeth murdered Duncan so that what the witches said would come true. Macbeth now wants to kill Banquo so that what the witches said would not come true.Macbeth is not really scared of the witches, he believes in what they have to say to him, mostly about his future and this is because what these witches say to Macbeth comes out real and these events that the witches tell Macbeth actually occur. For this reason Macbeth believes in the witches, and always believes in what they have to say to him. Sometimes Macbeth doesn't really want what the witches say to be true.Lady Macbeth has had a lot of problems dealing with all of this crime that had been committed by her own husband. She had problems even though she wanted Macbeth to murder Duncan in a way. Macbeth had frightening dreams about what happened on the night of Duncan's murder. Lady Macbeth would lay next to her husband and feel pity for him as he went through these awful dreams.As Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were very honest and truthful to one another, there was one thing that Macbeth hadn't told Lady...

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