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Macbeth's Strengths and Weaknesses

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. 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. I in my own life much like Macbeth know that ambition is the number one key to success second only to determination. Being manipulated is a weakness. Throughout scene 7 Lady Macbeth is trying to manipulate Macbeth into killing the King. But there is no paragraph that is as apparent as the following quote. “What beast was't, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man.”# In this line Lady Macbeth is mocking him into killing the King. I feel that I can relate to this because I can‘t take criticism. I can be manipulated into doing something that I would not regularly do just by being criticized. This scene also contains a dialogue of Lady Macbeth saying, “I have given suck, and know ...

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