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Uncontrolled Ambition In Macbeth And Willy Loman

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In the dramas Macbeth written by William Shakespeare and Death of a Salesman created by Arthur Miller, the characters Willy Loman and Macbeth are led by their uncontrolled ambition which change their reality, ultimately destroying them. Macbeth's ambition to become king blinds him of his morals and consciousness, as well as with Willy Loman's ambition to become a successful salesman. Both Willy and Macbeth are also guilty of allowing their ambition to get in between their relationships with their loved ones. Once Macbeth rise to the throne, his relationships with his wife completely changes for the worst. As with Willy Loman, he allows his ambition of wanting to become a salesman collide with his family life. Their ambition also causes Willy and Macbeth to become isolated from their peers, which resulted in a breakdown of communication with the other characters. In both dramas, Willy Loman and Macbeth are presented with an uncontrolled ambition which leads them to their tragic downfall. In both Macbeth and in Death of a Salesman, the characters are presented with their uncontrolled ambition which blinds them of their morals and …show more content…
Before Macbeth was crowned king, Macbeth and his wife had a strong two sided relationship, but as Willy’s ambition increasingly grows, this quickly changes. After rising to the throne, Macbeth no longer treats Lady Macbeth as an equal, in fact he begins to look down on her and withholds information. “How now, my lord! Why do you keep alone, of sorriest fancies your companions making, using those thoughts should have died with them think on?" ( Willy Loman is also undergoing the same issue. Willys ambition to become a successful salesman requires Willy to travel alone for periods of time. Due to this, Willy and Linda are separated on multiple occasions and as a

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