Ambition

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"vaulting ambition" (MACBETH/ASIDE ACT 1 SCENE 7)
Macbeth acknowledges his ambition specifically when contemplating Duncan's murder. Comes after he's considered all good reasons for not killing Duncan - only ambition is left to overrule his troubled conscience.
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Lady Macbeth and The Witches influences
They are strong because their power over Macbeth is only possible because his ambition is already there.
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"so fair" (BANQUO/ACT 1 SCENE 3)
Macbeth seems startled and fearful of something that sounds "so fair" which seems to be because his ambition has already triggered treasonous thoughts.
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"That is a step/On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap/For in my way it lies" (MACBETH/ASIDE ACT 1 SCENE 4)
Although both Macbeth and Banquo received prophecies, only Macbeth acts upon them.
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"look like th'innocent flower,/But be the serpent under't" (LADY MACBETH/ACT 1 SCENE 6)
She is strong while Macbeth wavers. She tries to manipulate Macbeth into getting her what she wants.
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"unsex me here" (LADY MACBETH/ASIDE ACT 1 SCENE 5)
Asks for the spirits to take her kindness, her motherly instincts and her emotion so that she can carry out the deeds/murders that Macbeth cannot.
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They are strong because their power over Macbeth is only possible because his ambition is already there.

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Lady Macbeth and The Witches influences

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Macbeth seems startled and fearful of something that sounds "so fair" which seems to be because his ambition has already triggered treasonous thoughts.

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Card 4

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Although both Macbeth and Banquo received prophecies, only Macbeth acts upon them.

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Card 5

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She is strong while Macbeth wavers. She tries to manipulate Macbeth into getting her what she wants.

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