Macbeth's Strengths and Weaknesses

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Macbeth is a character whose aspects I believe I portray the most. At first he was thought of as a brave, powerful, and well known soldier, but as the story progresses we begin to see him differently. Sometimes you are expected to be great things because of you position but sometimes the pressure can hurt you instead of help you. In the following paragraphs I will compare and contrast how Macbeth’s ambition, being manipulated, and self doubt, is similar to my life issues. Ambition is something that everyone should acquire in order to be successful in life. Naturally, as a king, Macbeth must have ambition. He desperately wants power and obviously he will do anything to get his hands on the kings throne. Macbeth says, “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me, without my stir.”# Here Macbeth is saying that if he has a chance to become King then chance will reward him to become King no matter what cruelty he commits. Continue...


I feel that I can relate to this because I can't take criticism. I in my own life much like Macbeth know that ambition is the number one key to success second only to determination. For example, my parents on an everyday basis by using exaggerations of their childhood to get me to do my chores. Throughout the story of Macbeth we see evidence of Macbeth's self doubt, but there is no line more simple yet strong showing lack of trust i. I am similar to Macbeth in many ways, for example I am both determined and driven to do whatever I set my mind to. I too with a lack of morals will step on anyone who gets in my way. Throughout Macbeth there are many themes which I can relate to that were most compelling for me, these themes are ambition, manipulation, and self doubt. In my life there has been many occurrences where people have manipulated me using criticism. This scene also contains a dialogue of Lady Macbeth saying, "I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this. In this quote by Lady Macbeth, she continues to mock Macbeth with a different angle she tells him that she would keep her promises no matter how gruesome they were. Failure to be King, failure to succeed, and failure to stand up to Lady Macbeth. But there is no paragraph that is as apparent as the following quote.