In all literary work, the stories must show a theme to emphasize the meaning of it. The literary writer who's known to show a plethora of themes throughout his plays is William Shakespeare. He helps illustrate knowledge of this in his play Macbeth. In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, he uses the themes evil and ambition to emphasize their destructive powers. .
A main theme William Shakespeare emphasizes in the play Macbeth is that of evil. Lennox gives an example of this when he claims, ["Those of his chamber, as it seemed had done't: their hands and faces were all badged with blood; so were their daggers- (Macbeth II, 3, 359)] Lennox tries to explain how he believes the king was killed by his own men. This shows the evil of someone close could plot a murder on a person that supposedly would be a friend. Macbeth also shows his evil side when he states, ["Fleance his son, that keeps his company, whose absence is no less material to me than is his father's, must embrace the fate of that dark hour." (Macbeth III, 1, 339)] Macbeth gives these commands to his two murderers. He wants them to take the life of Fleance and Banquo because of their knowledge of the killings. A final quote that represents evil is that one of Lady Macduffs son. He exclaims, ["He has killed me mother: Run away, I pray you!" (Macbeth IV, 3, 359)] In this quote, Macbeth decides to kill Macduff's family because he feels that he's been a traitor to him. It shows how evil and wicked Macbeth's character when he has the nerves to kill a woman and her children. Even though Macbeth's evil ways make him a hated character, it's his ambition that pushes him to his evil ways.
The second theme William Shakespeare displays in Macbeth is ambition. The evil ways of Macbeth's personality powers his ambitions to become successful in his surroundings. This would be affirmed when Macbeth utters, ["Stars hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires.