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            Act I, scene II of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth gives a clear picture of ambition as a character trait of Macbeth. Macbeth is a tragic play about a tragic hero named Macbeth whom makes an irreversable decision to kill his king and take the throne of Scottland. In Act I, scene ii, a captain of the Scottish army reports to King Duncan the deeds done by Macbeth in a battle against the armies of the Norwegian king and the Scottish traitors. By heroricly battleing through the soldiers of the Scottish traitor to face their leader Macdonwald, Macneth shows that he is ambitious. His ambition can be seen in lines 16-20, " For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name -/ Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valor's minion carved out his passage/ Till he forced the slave- This passage portrays Macbeth fighting intensely with great ambition to reach his foe. Macbeth can also be seen as ambitios while being described fighting alongside his friend Banquo. In lines 36-38 the Captain says to King Duncan, "If I say sooth, I must report the were/ As cannons overcharged with double cracks;/ So they doubly redoubled strokes upon foe." This quote states how, in a great display of ambition, Macbeth and Banquo quadrippled their efforts when the enemy began a fresh assult upon them. Overcomming two consecuative attacks and emerging victorious can only have been accomplished by someone with great ambition. Through these actions in Act I, scene ii, Macbeth definitely posesses the character thrait of ambition. .

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