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    Power Destroys “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” This quote, from Abraham Lincoln, accurately describes what happens in Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare. The desire for power can bring someone glory or destruction. In the end, it all depends on how someone seeks that power and how he or she reacts once they get it. This is what happens to Macbeth. He seeks power and gains it, but the way that he does this is not upright. His ambition for power leads him to do morally incorrect actions. Throughout the play, Macbeth seeks to gain power and feed his ambition through the murder of all those who stand in his way. Macbeth first shows his intention for power when he murders…

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    The Influence Of Ambition

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    over 7 billion distinct people to define the term “ambition,” you will be presented with different answers. Ambition is a frenzy that could lead up to your Hollywood Ending or your terminal downfall of your life. It is the best trait a person or even animal can contain until a certain boundary is crossed and turned into a craze. Several people say ambition is learned through existence and may be nurtured, but I am in belief it’s an attribute that is naturally bred, scientifically proven and a…

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    Ambition In Macbeth

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    Throughout the story " Macbeth" there were many possible choices for a theme but I felt like the best one was the theme of ambition. Ambition is a major theme in Macbeth and it provides the reasoning for the central deed and the results that follow, which eventually lead to Macbeth's downfall. A tragedy is the portrayal of the fall of a great person because of a problem in their character. Macbeth's flaw is his ambition. Ambition is defined as the strong desire to achieve something, and this…

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    Ambition In Macbeth

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    There are lots of modern values found in Macbeth. Macbeth is a tale of ambition written by Shakespeare. Shakespeare used the tale of Macbeth to convey the dangers of being too ambitious. Macbeth would’ve been considered a villain in the olden days, but in today's society, he is viewed no more than a person that wanted to be more than just a thane. Macbeth teaches an important lesson to exercise restraints when it comes to desires and be aware of the consequences that come with the desires.…

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    Ambition In Antigone

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    A tragic hero displays three main traits, a tragic flaw, a family of high class or rank, and is neither superlatively good nor corrupt. A tragic flaw simply means a character weakness, which results in their destruction. In Sophocles play Antigone, Antigone fulfills all three traits conscientiously. Antigone is a princess, because her father Oedipus was the King of Thebes. She is well respected and her unwarranted pride and ambition lead to her own destruction. Antigone’s pride and ambition not…

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    Macbeth's Ambition

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    Ambition is a term used to describe somebody’s desire to do or achieve something. It’s a goal or aspiration in life that drives us to get things done. Most of the time, an ambition requires hard work or determination, which gives us purpose to do something with our lives. But ambition can either become an obsession or a passion. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth desired the role of king, and in order to be the king, he needed to kill Duncan. His ambitions clouded his judgment, to the point where…

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    Beneatha's Ambition

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    Devoted. Educated. Ambition. When a young girl demonstrates that she will go to any extent to achieve her goals in life but people bring her down, would she be able to accomplish what she has been working so hard? In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry illustrates an ambitious woman who desires nothing more than to become a doctor. Beneatha Younger, a educated young African American women in her twenties faces challenges like no other, from racial discrimination to her family not believing…

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    Ambition In Macbeth

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    Human mostly are greedy especially those who have ambition because they always want more and more. A little push would motivate them to commit crime to satisfy their wants like Macbeth in Shakespeare’s book. Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows Macbeth has ambitions and humanity at the beginning. However, Macbeth was affected by the mystery force, which reaches his deepest mind and manipulate him to do thing. At the end, the darkness has taking over him by making him become ambition with fearless and…

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    Macbeth's Ambitions

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    Macbeth’s Ambitions In 1606 William Shakespeare wrote the Tragedy of Macbeth. When Shakespeare composed this work he managed to create a brilliantly dynamic character, Macbeth. When the story opens we are presented with three witches that reveal to Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, that he will become Thane of Cawdor, and then King. Upon this revelation Macbeth was surprised. To his knowledge the Thane of Cawdor was alive and well, and Macbeth could not become King without being the Thane of Cawdor.…

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    Ambition In Frankenstein

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    whether it is morally right to bring the dead back to life. Victor’s desire to learn more about science drove his ambition to learn and understand every aspect of the origin of life. To achieve his goal, Victor consults Professor Waldman, who helps him master chemistry. Victor explains, “Partly from curiosity and partly from idleness, I went into the lecturing room, which M. Waldman entered shortly after...As he went on I felt as if my soul were grappling with a palpable enemy” (Shelley 32).…

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