In William Shakespeare's dramatic play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth displays both positive and negative personality traits. Macbeth is seen as a very ambitious character, who gets caught up in his own ambitions. He is also devoted to his wife, and seen in a negative way as a coward. Macbeth's most noticeable character trait throughout the course of the play was his ambition. All of these character traits aid in leading to his tragic death at the end of the play. His personality starts out with him being a respectable person, and down falling to a person of self-destruction.
Macbeth shows great ambition throughout the entire play. In the opening scenes, the reader learns of Macbeth's desires and determinations. He is loyal to his wife and he wants to live up to the kind of man she wants him to be. Macbeth is displaying positive ambition because he wants to please his wife and amount to something more.
When he is faced with the decision to kill Duncan, he knows that Lady Macbeth wants him to, so he decides to kill Duncan and please Lady Macbeth. Macbeth had strong ambitions of the witches and their predictions. But, Macbeth is soon deceived when he finds out Macduff was not born of woman, and that the third apparition seems to be true. During the play, Macbeth's ambitions become tainted with his own dark desires. He becomes determined to succeed and does not care who or what he destroys in the process.
A second character trait displayed by Macbeth in the play was his devotion.
Macbeth was very devoted to Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play, but towards the end, he starts to drift away from her. Macbeth told his wife everything, and always turned to her for help on...