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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 Duncans murder After Macbeth became king of Scotland his personality changed he became a totally different person who was very cruel and violent After he had committed the crime of murdering Duncan he always felt guilty and didnt really know what was going to happen next Macbeth was very scared of Macduff and ordered murderers to kill Lady Macduff and their son Macduff told Malcolm to lead an army against Macbeth this was at the end of the play where Macbeth was killed by Macduff Macbeths ambition is extraordinary throughout the play in a way that Macbeth is very courageous throughout the battle that occurred When Macbeth was given the title thane of cawdor he felt that he had power over everything which made him more powerful In act 1 scene 3 when Macbeth said to himself Glamis and the thane of cawdor the greatest is behind He said this because he is now the king and by saying the greatest is behind this meant something like he was going to rule the world At the start of the play Duncan and Macbeth win the victory for Scotland Duncan rewarded Macbeth for the courage Macbeth had for himself throughout the victory He rewarded Macbeth by giving him the title thane of cawdor
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