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Compare and Contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in terms of ambition action and subsequent destructionMacbeth is one of Shakespeares darkest and most tragic works Known as one his last four great tragedies this play has been read and performed throughout the English-speaking world Macbeth and Lady Macbeth although their characters may seem similar they are in fact different in many aspects The once noble Macbeth as he was known before he walked down the dark path was in the end a cold heartless murderer who neither deserved nor desired life Lady Macbeth did influence her husband though her evil persona was greater even than Macbeth near her end she did show some redeeming traits Through ambition action and subsequent destruction this essay will prove their difference Both Macbeths and Lady Macbeths ambitions were great However each had their own limits and beginnings Macbeths ambition while one of his fatal flaws as a tragic character did receive a slow start During the first couple acts his dependence on Lady Macbeth and her ability to motivate him was great The lady comments here that her husband is too weak to strive for the crown It is too full o the milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way Thou wouldst be great Art not with ambitionAct 1 Scene 5 Lines 16-19Nevertheless after becoming king his ambition takes on a life of its own as he struggles to keep his power Once this point had been reached everything he sees as a threat he removes Lady Macbeth on the other hand had an iron will and a steadfast drive to begin with She was the dominant one within the couple for much of the beginning Once again however with the attainment of the crown there is a change her ambition for more slowly dies as she is satisfied with her accomplishments But she suspects and believes that Macbeth maybe doing more than is necessary to keep the crownMacbethAnd
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