Monday, March 11, 2019
Macbeths ambition is a driving force throughout the play that eventually leads to his downfall. In act one there are many situations where ambition is suggested to be Macbeths dark flaw. Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor immediately after the strange witches prophecies. In this is snap the pasts allow the viewer a glimpse of his ambition to become king. Macbeths aside This supernatural soliciting/ Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, / Commencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor. If good. Why do I yield to that suggestion/ Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, / And make my seated unwrap knock at my ribs demonstrates his challenging nature as his immediate rootage is to kill the king to ensure the prophecy comes true. This shows Macbeth is leaveing to give up everything if it means he has a chance at becoming king. He knows if caught he will end up killed. Macbeth knows what he will do is wrong Why do I yield to that suggestion only i f he gives into his own ambition, leading to his downfall.Lady Macbeth also has a hand in qualification sure Macbeth acts on his desire to become king test writer pay. When she receives the letter she solicitudes Macbeth humanity will win out all over his ambition as displayed in the quote, Yet do I fear thy nature,/ It is too full o th milk of human benevolence/Thou wouldst be great,/ Art not without ambition, but without / The illness should appear it. . The use of the word milk is closely associated with babies and the colour white, both symbols for artlessness and purity.It is important to note that Lady Macbeth thinks of Macbeth as being innocent and pure, considering his diverge in nature further on in the play, largely think to Lady Macbeth tying her ambitions with his to insure her cruelty and lack of purity over berths his. By doing so Macbeths ambition for power takes away his humanity, leaving power crazed tyrant. Another piece of evidence to support that ambit ion is Macbeths fatal flaw is that he admits and foreshadows is own downfall caused by his ambition, I expect no rachis/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only/ Vaulting ambition, which oerleaps itself/ And falls on the other.The metaphor, I have no spur/ To prick the sides creates imagery as if he is the horse and ambition is what will push im him forward, although he knows he will go too furthest and it will fall down onto him. Macbeth foreshadowing his downfall caused by his ambitious nature is what reinforces the idea that his fatal flaw is ambition. The examples of Macbeths having ambition associated with his eventual demise are not only admitted by Macbeth himself, but also by Lady Macbeth. Macbeths own ambition is what drives him to finally commit numerous murders, write his own death warrant at the same time making amibition Macbeths fatal flaw.