Macbeth's Downfall

Don't let ambition take over you like it did Macbeth

The Reasoning

Macbeth and his ambition are very strong but it’s very clear who is stronger. Macbeth’s ambition led himself to his downfall the second he even came up with the idea to murder the king and take the throne. Ambition is a powerful thing but Macbeth takes the cake with his. “My noble partner you greet with present grace and great prediction of noble having and of royal hope, that he seems rapt withal. Here are three quotes proving that Macbeth is too ambitious and that that was part of his downfall, “To me you speak not. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak, then, to me, who neither beg nor fear your favors nor your hate” (1.3.57-64).This quote explains basically that Macbeth is trying to hog all of the prophecies, Banquo wants a prophecy too, he just doesn’t care as much as Macbeth does. Also “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is but what is not” (1.3.52-55). This quote explains that since none of the three sisters said anything about murdering and his first thoughts after he hears news that he will be king is to just instantly think I need to kill the king, this just can make you think that maybe there is some murderous ambition inside of Macbeth. Finally “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, for in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see” (1.4.55-60). This quote explains that Macbeth describes his and others ambition as deep and dark desires which makes it sound like having ambitions is not okay, even though Macbeth has been having his ambitions run wild throughout the entire play, which is hippocratism. These three quotes have shown that Macbeth has became less of a man because of his ambition and have proven that his ambition was part of his downfall.
John Cena (2014) - The Time Is Now

Macbeth's Time Is Now

Macbeth is sort of John Cena, I could picture him being John Cena if he had muscle. Just think of John Cena's song, "My Time Is Now", that song is sort of ambitious song. Thinking that your time is now is sort of like how Macbeth felt when the witches said that he would be king. The witches said that Macbeth would be king and Macbeth instantly thinks that his time is now. This is why I related Macbeth to John Cena's song my time is now.