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    Macbeth clearly showed the most power and ambition in the play through his eagerness to eliminate not just real threats, but also theoretical. This is shown when Macbeth first distances Banquo before looking at new heights. This is also shown when Macbeth is crowned as the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is given a place of power and is still unhappy with this outcome and seeks higher power in his pursuit to be king, so much so that he commits to murdering the king for his own selfish ambition to have all

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    Darkness of Ambition President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.” Ambition can be an emotion that can drive people to madness and this character flaw is seen in William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Macbeth is about a Scottish Thane that decides to kill the King of Scotland to get the crown. This murder starts a chain of evil acts by Macbeth because he doesn’t know how to handle his ambition. By the end

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    Ambition in Macbeth by Shakespeare Words are the basic elements of the English written language. With words, one can say precisely what one wants to say, a skill that Shakespeare has mastered. In Macbeth, he carefully chooses each word so as to say exactly what he wants to say, and often leaves these words open to the reader’s interpretation. One such carefully chosen word is the word “slave,” a simple word meaning “someone entirely under the dominion of a person or an influence” (Random House

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    Theme Of Ambition In Macbeth

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    Macbeth Essay In Macbeth, Shakespeare confronts audiences with universal and powerful themes of ambition and evil along with its consequences. Shakespeare explores the powerful theme of the human mind’s decent into madness, audiences find this theme most confronting because of its universal relevance. His use of dramatic devices includes soliloquies, animal imagery, clear characterisation and dramatic language. Themes of ambition and mental instability are evident in Lady Macbeth’s reaction to

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    What is ambition? According to Oxford Dictionaries, ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. People who are full of ambition may do foolish things to reach their goal, causing unpleasant events to occur. Ambition does not have to be a bad thing though, for having dreams and stretching out to pursue them can be a great thing. However, ambition may lead people to bring others down about what they wish attain, pushing them to try harder

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    reach that goal. In the story of Macbeth, the main character is a thane who is told that his fate lies in becoming king of Scotland and is willing to do anything he can to make sure that it happens. As the play progresses, Macbeth’s character is affected by his growing ambitions, which ultimately lead to his demise when they drive him towards heartlessness, insanity and arrogance. After the witches’ prophecy of Macbeth becoming Thane of Cawdor comes true, his ambition to be king of Scotland like the

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    Ambition and the Downfall of Macbeth

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    Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most powerful and emotionally intense plays. Macbeth, once known for his courage and bravery is transformed into a ruthless tyrant. His wife, Lady Macbeth, once known for her strength and great ambition is soon engulfed by guilt and sensitivity greatly weakens her. As the tragic hero Macbeth is overcome by tensions in his criminal act and the reactions by his conscience (Nix). In the opening act of this play Macbeth is a solider who has just returned from

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    Ambition and Corruption John F. Kennedy once referred to the obtaining of power through immoral behavior in his inaugural speech: "…In the past, those who have sought power by riding on the back of the tiger have ended up inside.” He did so to explore the idea of power and greed resulting in corruption. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare makes many references to such consequences in correlation with this form of corruption because these consequences affect the plot and major characters in the

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    transpire. In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth, the type of balance being discussed is that of ambition and pride. The author suggests that ambition and pride are both respectable qualities to possess, and can coexist within a person

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    Macbeth is an innocent and brave general who turns into a power hungry murderer throughout the play. He is first loved by many people and is a noble man, but incidences lead him down a wretched path and he becomes evil. Macbeth does not act on his own will; he is influenced by others, which force him to act upon malevolent deeds. Macbeth is one of the nobleman of Scotland; he is first named the thane of Glamis, but later becomes the thane of Cawdor. After a battle, Macbeth is met by Three Witches

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