Macbeth - Ambition

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Ambition Essay What a person craves for herself often determines her fate. The ambition of three characters in the play Macbeth was a key factor in the outcome of their fate, Macbeth's ambition for the throne of Scotland, Lady Macbeth's ambition for her husband to have power, and Banquo's lack of ambition for himself. These intentions all determined the fate of these characters, as well as the outcome of the play. Being named Thane of …

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…Banquo was skeptical of the witches prophesy, thus prohibiting their spell to penetrate his soul, leaving him pure. Banquo's ambitions were honest. These three characters all had ambitions which led the way to their fate. Macbeth's and Lady Macbeth's greedy ambitions led them to failure, while on the other hand, Banquo's pure ambitions led him to victory despite his ruthless murder. Banquo's heirs will have the throne of Scotland, and Banquo died an honest man.