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Ambition Essay What a person craves for herself often determines her fate The ambition of three characters in the play Macbeth was a key factor in the outcome of their fate Macbeths ambition for the throne of Scotland Lady Macbeths ambition for her husband to have power and Banquos lack of ambition for himself These intentions all determined the fate of these characters as well as the outcome of the play Being named Thane of Cawdor after absorbing the three witches prophesies prompted Macbeths sole ambition to have the throne of Scotland for himself Macbeth is somewhat uneasy to the fact that he feels that he wants fate alone to hand him the throne rather than killing Duncan himself to inherit it If chance will have me king why chance may crown me without my stir Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 154-156 Macbeth contemplates the idea of killing Duncan even as he is saluting Duncan at Duncans palace Macbeths urge to exterminate Duncan increases when Duncan names Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland the heir to the Scottish throne Macbeths ambition strengthens because he pleads to the stars his destiny to make his plan a reality Stars hide your fires Let not light see my black and deep desires The eye wink at the hand yet let that be which the eye fears when it is done to see Act 1 Scene 4 Lines 57-60 During the banquet held at Macbeths castle at Inverness in honor of Duncan Macbeths ambition changes He contemplates his wicked plan of executing Duncan and arrives at the conclusion of not allowing his plan to fall through Lady Macbeth scorns Macbeth when she hears of his change of plans She becomes successful in altering his ambition Macbeth later slaughters Duncan and inherits the throne of Scotland as he had previously planned Along with the crown Macbeth inherits a ruthless immoral character that corrupts him to his downfall This happens
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