Ambition

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  • Ambition
    • Macbeth's hamartia is ambition
    • "I have no spur to ***** the sides of my intent only vaulting ambition "
    • The consequences of Macbeth's ambition form the fabric of the play
    • The weird sisters' prophecies spur both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to try to fulfill their ambitions
    • Ambition is the fundamental theme and driving force of Macbeth's life
    • Macbeth's ambition triggers his treasonous  thoughts
    • Banquo,  Duncan, and Macduff, refuse to allow ambition to come before honor
    • Lady Macbeth is pragmatic when attempting to make her and her husband's desire come to life but Macbeth wavers at first, unsure if he would like to be the one to disrupt the chain of being
    • "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man" - Macbeth, who seems to instantly know how to become king
    • "My black and deep desires" - Macbeth
    • "Thou wouldst be great,Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it" - Lady Macbeth
    • "Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up Thine own lives' means!" - Ross
    • "I fear Thou played'st most foully for't" - Banquo
    • Macbeth allows his ambition to overwhelm him and becomes a murdering, paranoid maniac
    • "May they not be my oracles as well and set me up in hope" - Macbeth

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