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Fatal Flaw In Human Nature Essay

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Fatal Flaw in Human Nature
Let me first of all explain what ‘Fatal Flow’ is. A fatal flaw is a kind of mistake that is very dangerous. A flaw is a mistake, and fatal means very dangerous, so a fatal flaw is a terrible and dangerous mistake. I have chosen a book which is Macbeth that we have read it in ELSE and I will be talking how main characters are acting.
 In the play Macbeth we see many common themes that do emerge. One of which is the theme of ambition which will at the end eventually lead to the death of the main character. We see this in the eventual death of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
We first start to see Macbeth getting his ambition to become king in his quote when he says "if chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, without my stir". Here ...view middle of the document...


Next we see this theme again when Macbeth says "I thought I heard a voice cry "Sleep no more, Macbeth does murder sleep," the innocent sleep". Here again we see Macbeth is starting to hear voices and he is starting to go a little crazy. Here is where things really start to head downhill, and they go down fast. Because of Macbeth’s ambition for king he has killed the current king. Now he thinks he is hearing voices that keep him from getting his sleep. And as we will later see, Macbeth will eventually die due to his over eager ambition to become the new king.
On the other hand we can also see this ambition with Lady Macbeth. She also shows us the signs that she is getting over ambitious to become the new queen when she says "Thou wouldst be great; Art not without Ambition, but without, the illness should attend it". Here we see that Lady Macbeth herself is trying to pursue Macbeth to kill the king. She herself is ambitious to become queen and if Macbeth will go and kill the king then Lady Macbeth will become the new queen. This is why she is trying to convince Macbeth to kill the king. When Lady Macbeth dies in the play she dies not from being killed but from her almost murdering herself mentally. It is assumed that she could not believe what she had done, and all to just get the title of the queen.
In conclusion we can see from all the quotes that Macbeth and his wife Lacy Macbeth are two very ambitious characters and we also see that it is their fatal flaw. The thing that will lead to their death at the end of the play. We can see that it is true that both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth died at the end of the play due to their over eager ambitions to become king and queen. In future people will act the same way as these two characters in this play.

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