How does Macbeth's ambition lead him to his tragic demisePaper Rating: Word Count: 1076 Approx Pages: 4
How does Macbeth's ambition lead him to his tragic demise?
How seriously detrimental would be the actions of a single person need to be, to have had all those around him turn against, conspire and despise him? What ambition or motivation must be possessed to carry out such heinous acts with such obvious catastrophic consequences? Macbeth was one who had written the chapters of his own life with the weight of growing ambition upon his shoulders and his crumbling morality at his feet, this being what led him to his tragic demise.
"All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor! "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! Would it be inaccurate to assume that if prophesised that you were to be king and have an entire country at your disposal, that you would not crave and develop an insatiable desire and ambition to be so? This weakness in human nature and flaw of character had slowly begun its consumption of Macbeth, which had ultimately already begun to drive his ambition to unimaginable peaks. Once the ˜three weird sisters' had prophesised that Macbeth were to not only to be the Thane of Cawdor, but to also be the ruler of his own country, it were to Macbeth an unrealistic dream.