Ambitious For Power in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Mustafa Mustafa(1*)

(1) Balai Bahasa Makassar, Jalan Sultan Alauddin/Tala Salapang Km. 7 Makassar 90221
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This paper aims to describe the ambition of a king’s servant in Shakespeare’s, 'Macbeth'. Because of three witches (astrologer) advice which said that if he wants to be a king later, and to reach his ambition, he must kill his king and his close friend, Banquo. It means that he must use all way to reach his goals. But in the end, he got killed because his deed in reaching for his goals goes through by wrong way. This writing is expected to contribute for further research focused on whom is interested in English literary. This writing also included in descriptive interpretative discourse analyzes. The technique of collecting data is done by using inventory technique.

Abstrak:
Tulisan ini bertujuan menggambarkan ambisi seorang abdi raja dalam Macbeth karya Shakespeare. Karena ucapan dari tiga penyihir (ahli nujun) yang mengatakan bahwa kelak akan menjadi raja dan untuk mencapainya harus membunuh raja serta teman dekatnya, Banquo, ia harus menggunakan berbagai macam cara agar tujuan tersebut tercapai. Namun, pada akhirnya, ia terbunuh karena perbuatan tersebut dilakukannya dengan cara yang salah. Tulisan ini diharapakan dapat memberikan sumbangan pemikiran utamanya bagi peminat kesusastraan Inggris. Tulisan ini menggunakan metode analisis wacana deskriptif interpretatif. Teknik pengumpulan data dilakukan dengan inventory technique.

Kata-Kata Kunci: ambisi; pengkhianatan; dan konspirasi.

Keywords


ambition; treachery; and conspiracy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24257/atavisme.v14i1.107.101-102

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