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Compare and Contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Ambition the worlds driving force to achieve their goals Ambition is a characteristic of human nature which if expressed in an evil manner can turn the entire person evil Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are great examples of these types of people In William Shakespeares Macbeth they are torn apart due to their excessive hunger for power Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a driving ambition that turns each of them into a spiral of guilt and evil They are both very stubborn and set in their ways this is proven when Macbeth does not want to change his mind about killing Duncan Their thriving ruthlessness combined is almost unstoppable and it is their fuel to commit the terrible deeds that they do Though they are similar in many ways they also have many differences which include the changing of power throughout the play The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is a very close but a rather strange one There are a lot of things that Macbeth does not understand about Lady Macbeth that she knows about him for example she knows his weakness of character and his strengths At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth is the stronger of the two Although it was the witches who told Macbeth he will be king it was Lady Macbeth who uses her art of persuasion and knowledge of Macbeths weaknesses to make him kill the king Lady Macbeth uses persuasion another factor that helps her over power Macbeth from their first meeting and throughout the play She also uses her knowledge she has of him to add to the task of persuading him she knows how to get him motivated Due to Macbeths lack of knowledge of his spouse he is unable to prevent her Many factors like persuasion and ambition are a big part in the couples relationship Macbeth starts to take control when he slaughters the
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