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Desire and Destruction in Macbeth

Summary: Discusses the tragic play "Macbeth," by Williams Shakespeare. Describes how Macbeth's vaulting ambiton lead to his destruction. Explains how Shakespeare conveys the themes of greed, betrayal and reversal of fortunes through the use of stylistic devices communicating the universal truth that "ambition unchecked leads to destruction."
Shakespeare usually wrote plays to delight and please the nobles. Shakespeare wrote his famous play, Macbeth, in order to please King James I of England and VI of Scotland, which has also entertained the public for the past 400 years. In this play, Macbeth was given a prophecy by three witches that one day he will rule Scotland, which provoked his greed. His desires to rule Scotland lead to his betrayal of King Duncan. Macbeth's unjust actions then lead to the reversal of his fortunes. In Macbeth, Shakespeare conveys the themes of greed betrayal and reversal of fortunes through the use of the stylistic devices, to communicate the universal truth that "ambition unchecked leads to destruction."

In the beginning of the play, Macbeth was given three prophecies by the witches. The witches' motive in giving out these prophecies was to make Macbeth greedy and ambitious, which...

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