Shakespeare's Macbeth is a splendid tale of tragedy sprung from greed and ambitions. Unlike Shakespeare's other tragedies of Othello and King Lear, where Iago and Edmund were true villains, Macbeth was depicted as a man who possessed goodness; however, misguided by his lust for power and wealth. Macbeth's ambition was his ultimate flaw, compelling him to succumb to the worst of his nature, and eventually led him to his downfall and inevitable death.
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succeeded in avenging his family for he slew Macbeth in the end. Macbeth's tragedy represents what would happen if people let their dark natures surface and take over. Although most people are capable of overcoming temptations, some can not. In Macbeth's case, his ambition, initially encouraged by the witches and his wife, became such an overwhelming force that it made him act against his own conscience and resulted in a tragedy of his own making.