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The tragedy of Macbeth tells of how a noble and respected man turned into a tyrant by ambition and greed There were outside influences which contributed to this transformation such as the prophecies told by the witches and lady Macbeth However Macbeth deserves no pity as it was he who decided upon the actions he took which left many innocent people dead including himself Macbeth chose his fate when he had it all He had friends honor and was well respected by the king O Valiant cousin Worthy Gentlemen He let his ambition take control after he was told of the prophecies by the witches All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter Macbeth cant control his ambition he keeps thinking about being king Stars hide your fires let not light see my deep and dark desires As a result of Macbeth giving way to his ambition he kills trusted friends which he pays for later After killing Duncan he starts to feel the guilt of what he has done But wherefore could not I pronounce Amen Only at the end does Macbeth realise what he gave up as a result of his ambitionAs honour love obedience troops of friends I must not look to have but in their stead Macbeth gave up everything for a shot at being king and all he got out of letting his ambition take control is wanting everything he had before Macbeth is also very foolish and doesnt learn from his mistakes He lets himself be further and further caught up in evil even after realising that following evil had consequences After the guilt he suffers from Duncans death To know my deed twere best not to know myself Wake Duncan with thy knocking I would thou couldst Had I died an hour before this chance I had lived a blessed time He goes and kills a close friend banquo and then he is haunted
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