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In Macbeth the conflict between ambition and trust results in lethal psychological consequences

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It is perfectly natural to put yourself first. In Macbeth's case he maybe takes this to the extreme. Digging into the future is a dangerous game; this story is a tragedy of a valiant man, whom people relied on. When Macbeth and Banquo come across the three witches,the three witches tell of Macbeths future. "All hail Macbeth! Thal shalt be king hereafter! From this moment in the story, Macbeth's ambition is to be king, and nothing would stop him, "If chance will have me king, chance will crown me, without my stir" not even loved ones or friends would stop him. When Macbeth murders the sleeping king, it is the turning point of the story. Many questions are raised about Duncan and why he trusted everybody. Duncan comes across as being slightly suspicious, however he is very unsuspicious of everything, in the way that he gives his trust to all, but is that a king's role? Leading up to the king's murder, lady Macbeth reads a letter which is written by Macbeth. ...read more.


This is all leading up to the psychological problems, which occur towards the end part of the play. Macbeth begins to separate from within himself, he becomes so insecure he cannot tell his wife the women who have been urging him on throughout the entire time, about the Banquet. Lady Macbeth is told to take good care and look out for Banqou. When Banquo and Fleance ride to the Banquet they are caught by the murderer's who kill Banquo but Fleance gets away and flees. Macbeth begins to hear of news that Fleance has fled and begins to hallucinate. "Which of you hath done this?" says Macbeth "What my good Lord?" "Thou canst not say I did it!" Macbeth begins to imagine that Banquo is in front of him, he can see this ghost in front of him this unnerves him, despite the fact that he is still trying to lie to his guests by saying he did not do it. ...read more.


Macbeth hears news of enemy armies approaching, determined to fight to the death Macbeth goes on. The doctor who is trying to find a cure for Macbeth's illness says he can not cure mental diseases. Macbeth does not care and orders his men to fight. Macbeth hears news of his wife's death, and becomes fearless; he is willing to take any one on. His mind is crumbling he has nothing to lose he quotes "No naturally born man can kill him." Macbeth is then defeated by Macduff and lives no longer. In conclusion Macbeth's ambition and drive to succeed turned him mental. The people that he trusted the most where let down because one man believed from the day he met the 'three weird sisters' he could be crowned king. The story is written very cleverly and the reader is made to stop and think on numerous occasions. The story is about separation and hiding the inner truth. It is a very dark story which results in murders and psychological illnesses. ...read more.

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