After reading the story Macbeth, By William Skakespeare, it is apparent that people would do anything to get what they want. This theme is present through out the story of Macbeth. This story was full of jealousy and deception among close friends and family, and shows the ambition the characters have to acquire what they want. These factors help prove the fact that some people would go to any lengths to get what should be theirs, which eventually results in their own downfall.
Macbeth, as well as Lady Macbeth, were very worried of losing there place as King and Queen . After Hearing the Witches apparition, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth began to have feelings of jealousy toward anyone who threatened their places as King and Queen. Like in act three, scene one where Macbeth tells the murders of Banquo: â€œOur fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared. â€˜Tis much he dares, and to that dauntless temper of his mind he hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety. There is none but he whose being I do fear; and under him My genius is rebuked.â€ He is saying that Banquo is the only person he feels threatened by, and Macbethâ€™s need for power soon takes over. Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to do whatever imaginable to murder Banquo and whoever else threatens their place as King and Queen, even if it is to kill their own friend.
Ambition is another motive that leads to the deception and jealousy of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth throughout the book. Macbethâ€™s ambition to murder Banquo and Duncan, ultimately results in their own downfall. For example, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth want to keep the place of King and Queen so bad, they donâ€™t think twice about the murders of Banquo and Duncan. However, after the murders are committed, Macbeth becomes feeling very guilty, and even seeâ€™s the ghost of Banquo. The sight of Ban