Write a thesis statement that discusses the impact of ambition on the title character, as well as the consequences of ambition in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth.

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows that ambition can lead to destruction.

In the first body paragraph, you could examine how Macbeth is a brave warrior and well-respected in the beginning. However, his reach for the throne destroys this, as he becomes weak to his wife’s prodding and seems to follow only the whims of others. He really loses that sense of bravery.

In the second body paragraph, you can examine how Macbeth destroys life itself in his ambitious quest. Of course, this begins with the murder of Duncan and his guards. But he also destroys his own life, dying in the end.

In the third body paragraph, you could examine how Macbeth destroys his sanity because of his ambition. From seeing floating bloody daggers to talking to ghosts no one else can see, Macbeth’s sense of reality becomes distorted as he becomes focused on becoming king.

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