Macbeth's ambition in A1,S3

  • Created by: Riya2105
  • Created on: 11-01-20 16:26

 In Act 1, Scene 3, Shakespeare presents Macbeth's increasing ambition as egocentric and ruthless. His narcissism is first portrayed when he commands, 'Stay you imperfect speakers.Tell me more'. Shakespeare's use of imperatives sheds light on Macbeth's hidden desires to become king and foreshadows his arrogant reign. This also suggests he becomes consumed by his desires and his curiosity takes over him, which ultimately leads to his own downfall. This is further established when Macbeth says 'The greatest is behind'. The use of the noun 'greatest' displays Macbeth's lust for power and presents him as an ambitious


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