Macbeth’s Downfall Essay Plan

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Witches Prophecy
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Possibly the most fundamental reason for Macbeth’s downfall is the witches prophecy, which sparks his ambition. All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter! – Witches I dreamt last night of the three Weird Sisters./ To you they have showed some truth.- Banquo
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Ambition
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Whilst Macbeth was a good man at the beginning of the play, he was not without ambition. Art not without ambition, but without/ The illness should attend it- Lady Macbeth The Prince of Cumberland! – That is a step/ On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,- Macbeth I have no spur/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only/ Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself,/ And falls on th’other/- Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth Pressure
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Art thou afeard / To be the same in thine own act and valour/ As thou art in desire? -Lady Macbeth Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? -Lady Macbeth

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