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    Blind Ambition in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley, the renowned author of Frankenstein, explores the consequences of man and monster chasing ambition blindly. Victor Frankenstein discovered the secret that allowed him to create life. His understanding of how bodies operated and the science of human anatomy enabled him to make this discovery and apply it to the creation of his monster. Walton wished to sail to the arctic because no sailor has ever reached it. The monster was created

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    play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the reasoning of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is completely subverted and undermined by their insatiable ambition.  Macbeth was at first reasonable enough to keep his ambition in check, however it eventually became to strong for even Macbeth and therefor over powered him.  To the contrary, Lady Macbeth was overcome by her ambition from the very beginning.  Reasoning was abandoned after the decision to kill Duncan was made.  At that point we see no serious questioning

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    tragic play portrays the desires, needs, and temptations that accompany ambition in men and women. However the ambition in Macbeth is blind, it does not abide to the morals, but it allows space for dark actions as means necessary for accomplishment. Blind ambition serves as the main driving force that drives Macbeth to subdue to his dark desires, defy his noble behavior, and ultimately his downfall. Macbeth’s blind ambition leads him to surrender to his dark desires that taunt him throughout the

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    Shakespeare's Macbeth as Tragic Hero

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    character and ultimately arrives at a fatal end. (Nostbakken, 2) Macbeth is an epitome of a tragic hero. He had a good nature, but was driven by greed and a quest for power. Macbeth had been a military hero,  loved and praised by the people, but his blind ambition resulted in his destruction, and all his past greatness and happiness were lost. This essay will explore Macbeth’s path toward destruction and show how he became the epitome of a tragic hero. Macbeth was obviously a patriot and the protector

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    been said that Macbeth is a character of powerful contradictions. He is evil and all-powerful. Are his violent acts and his criminal activities simply the result of Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland? Why is he willing to kill his king and his best friend with apparently no remorse? Are his acts the result of blind ambition? No, Macbeth is the target of manipulation. He is not the manipulator, but instead is manipulated by different people and different forces. Macbeth encounters his first group

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    ending to Shakespeare's Hamlet, each of the main characters fatal flaws leads them inevitably to their destruction.  The process of the play could not lead one anywhere else but to their ultimate fate.  Claudius is basically an opportunist whose blind ambition erases his moral sense.    Gertrude, through the eyes of Hamlet, is to eager to remarry her husbands brother.  Hamlet himself, driven both by his need for vengeance and his inability to act was perhaps as guilty as anyone else in the play

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    Shakespeare's Macbeth as Tragic Hero

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    has evolved over the years, Macbeth was clearly a tragic hero. He had many noble qualities as well as several tragic flaws. Macbeth began as a courageous, brave and good nobleman who was gradually ruined by his own superstition, cowardice and blind ambition. Macbeth was a courageous and strong nobleman. He and Banquo were leaders of King Duncan's army. His personal powers and strength as a general won him the battle as described by the captain (I,2, "But all's too weak:/ For brave Macbeth

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    bad choices and the consequences of these decisions catch up to Macbeth and result in his mental deterioration, however with Macbeth’s almost infant feel for ambition this makes him susceptible to manipulation, which then grows into an insatiable appetite for power. The acts of this with the manipulation from outsiders, causes his blind ambition, his false sense of security and then finally his guilt, which all contribute to his derangement. Some will argue that all the choices made by Macbeth were

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    Throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the theme of blind ambition leading to the uncontrollable actions of violence occurs continuously. The major conflict in which the play reflects on is that when one uses violence to fulfill his ambitions for power, there is no turning back, and the violence cannot be stopped in any way. Therefore, the halt of violence acquired from the death of Macbeth restores Thebes in a positive way and it is the best solution for both Macbeth and for those around him. This

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    Henry James' Daisy Miller and "The Beast in the Jungle" are first and foremost powerful tragedies because they employ such universal themes as crushed ambitions and wasted lives. And the appeal of each does not lie solely in the darkening plot and atmosphere, but in those smallest details James gives us. Omit Daisy's strange little laughs, delete Marcher's "[flinging] himself, face down, on [May's] tomb," and what are we left with? Daisy Miller would be a mere character study

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