Macbeth Ambition Research Paper

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Ambition is shown by people who are driven and determined to achieve a certain goal or set of goals in life. In William Shakespeare Macbeth, both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth show their ambition through their desire for power, their unusual variations in levels of ambition due to gender, and how their overpowering ambition lead to their eventual deterioration. Macbeth had the desire for power, and he stopped at nothing to get it. He was driven to make bad decisions, which were influenced by Lady Macbeth, such as killing King Duncan, and Banquo. In Act I of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth states, “Wouldst thou have that which though esteem'st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting I dare not wait upon I would, like the poor
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