Macbeth Ambition

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  • MACBETH - 'Let not light see my black and deep desires' (I.4)
    • Ambition
      • LADY MACBETH - '...shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature' (I.5)
      • MACBETH - 'I have no spur..., but only Vaulting ambition' (I.7)
      • ROSS - 'Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up Thine own lives' means!' (II.2)
      • MACBETH - ' I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more' (III.4)
      • MACBETH - 'It is a tale...Signifying nothing' (V.5)
        • Power
          • THIRD WITCH- 'All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!' (I.3)
          • MACBETH -'put a barren sceptre in my gripe'
          • LADY MACBETH - 'look like the innocent flower, but the the serpent under't' (I.5)
        • Guilt
          • MACBETH - ' I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more' (III.4)
          • MACBETH - 'Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep' (II.2)
          • MACBETH -'Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather  The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.' (II.2)
          • LADY MACBETH - 'Out damned spot! Out I say! (V.1)
          • LADY MACBETH - ' What's done cannot be undone.--To bed, to bed, to bed' (II.2)
        • The Supernatural
          • BANQUO  - 'That look not like th' inhabitants o' th' Earth     And yet are on 't?' (I.3)
          • BANQUO - 'Or have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner?' (I.3)
          • LADY MACBETH -  'Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell' (I.5)
        • Gender
          • LADY MACBETH - 'Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here' (I.6)
          • LADY MACBETH - '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' (I.7)
          • CONTEXT: Clearly, gender is out of its traditional order. This disruption of gender roles is also presented through Lady Macbeth's usurpation of the dominant role in the Macbeth's marriage; on many occasions, she rules her husband and dictates his actions.
          • BIBLE - 'Wives be subject to your husbands'


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