"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. "
"yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly"
"Be not offended. i speak not as in absolute fear of you. I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. it weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash."
in this scene his ambition is being formed, this is the first seen where he shows a deep passion for this foolish desire. the theme emerges here.
"these terrible dreams that shake us nightly."
in this scene the theme develops, it starts with his wife Lady Macbeth. she is the one who takes action. she ran the development of the unchecked ambition
"Out, damned spot; out, I say. .Yet who would have thought.."
he is speaking of poor Scotland, which is being ruled by Macbeth. the tone developing is destruction. the unchecked ambition led to it, and now Scotland is suffering.
"none of woman born."
this is personification. in this scene Macbeth is anxious and fearful that Banquo knows something. around this time he has sent murderers to banquo and his innocent son fleance
Lady Macbeth's unchecked ambition led her to complete and absolute power corrupts. she sleep walks and talks about the horrible death of of the old king. 9t haunts her now in her sleep.
the witches gave Macbeth this prophecy, it got to his head and they made him interpret this phrase incorrectly. his unchecked ambition led him to misinterpret this, which led to absolute power corrupts.