Macbeth & Ambition
The path that lead you to success, can sometimes kill you.
A man without ambition can never reach the peak of the mountain. Ambition is always considered as a path that leads to success; however, ambition can sometimes lead a man to the opposite direction. It can kill.
Throughout the play “Macbeth” written by Shakespeare, ambition plays a significant role. Readers can easily sense the strong ambition in many characters’ souls. Macbeth, Banquo and Lady Macbeth are three of the most important examples. In this play, the crown is considered the catalyst that awakens and strengthens everyone’s ambition. Even though different characters’ ambitions appear to be slightly different from each other, they all aim to gain more power by becoming the king or helping someone to be crowned. Macbeth, the protagonist, unfortunately let his ambition grow unlimitedly. With the other characters continuously provoking, his desire of obtaining more power eventually overwhelms his morality. Macbeth becomes a crime and is brought to an eventual downfall. It is admitted, the blind ambition causes the tragedy of Macbeth. Ambition sometimes kills.