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Ambition Shakespeares MacBeth has been considered by many experts a successful tragic play over all other Shakespeares tragedies The play reveals a concept that ambition could lead a hero astray In MacBeth we see the gradual change of MacBeths and Lady MacBeths characters that ultimately led to the end of their lives They both shared the same ambition yet their degree of ambition was different In the first act we the audience see MacBeth as a courageous warrior who was loyal to the king But after he had heard the witches prophecies he was ambivalent He didnt know whether to kill Duncan or just let Fate decide the future for him Irresolution was a weakness in MacBeths character He had let the witches prophecies corrupt his mind and conscience On the contrary Lady MacBeth radiated determination to get what she coveted through her persuasive character Our first impulse would tend to define Lady MacBeth as a good wife who wanted to help her husband in achieving his ambition but we soon realize that underneath she was a scheming and treacherous woman She possessed a greater ambition than MacBeths Her eloquent speech and perfect plan enticed MacBeth to do what she wanted MacBeth was physically strong but mentally weak thus he forsook his conscience and followed the disloyal plan After the murder of Duncan both MacBeth and Lady Macbeth revealed their evil nature side MacBeth regained his conscience and felt guilty about his deed Mentally Lady MacBeth was much stronger than MacBeth She helped MacBeth to get over his feeling of guilt yet nothing could undo their crime The path that they took was treacherous to MacBeth and Lady MacBeth themselves Both characters had let their ambition overrule their life
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