Ambition will often be perceived by people as a good and positive word. Saying things like he is ambitious to get to his goals. But ambition is also a very dark and powerful thing to feel and can cause people to become corrupt. This idea of ambition working as a disadvantage is prominent in the play Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a play about an ambitious man who wants to be in power and does anything to get there.
Bound by Fate, Pained by Free Will For centuries, many people have debated and grappled with the idea of fate versus free will. Is a person’s life controlled by fate or is a person entirely responsible for their actions and subsequent consequences? American Professor Randy Pausch describes the relationship between fate and free will well when he writes, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game”. In the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it appears as though Macbeth’s fate is predetermined from the beginning, however, it is his actions that determine how he reaches his destiny.
Ambition is to have the desire to achieve a goal threw hard work and determination, and must people in the world have ambition some really strong some not as much and others without any ambition. Those who do have ambition tend to cut down any tree that stands in there way and most will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal even in most cases that means to kill. We see ambition almost everywhere we turn in society like Macbeth, The Lorax, Edgar Hoover, Bernie Madoff, and even Snow White. In the shakespeare play “No Fear” we can look at Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who show us a type of ambition that would drive one to become insane.
The road to a fatal outcome can be observed through many different qualities but excessive ambition is one of the main downfalls for most of us in society. Evil motivation due to uncontrollable and unnecessarily high ambition produces difficult obstacles in our lives. We could also become blind to making the right and moral decisions when our ambition is unrestrained. Additionally, all of the paths and routes for immoderate ambition leads to destruction and disorder. Another important note to keep in mind is that chaos and complications will be rooted from not only extravagant ambition but also poor decision making.
Furthermore, since Macbeth is dominated by desire, he have no free will to control himself, and he would wipeout anything that hinder his ambition by any means. After he is blind by his ambitious thoughts, he begin to commit sinful actions one after another, like a killing machine. While Lady Macbeth said, "He is about it:/ The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms/ Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg'd their possets,/ That death and nature do contend about them,/ Whether they live or die" (II. ii. 6-11), Macbeth slays king Duncan in his sleep and exits with his bloody dagger.
Throughout the course of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ambition is the driving force behind all the characters in the story. Ambition fueled them to go after power and to get something that they want. Similarly, ambition is also the driving force behind all the people in the world. Ambition can be good and bad, for many people ambition is wanting to achieve something and doing anything to achieve that. On a more extreme note there are also those who see no more finish line, they keep going and are never satisfied with where they are at.
Farwah Iqbal Mrs. Mantilla ENG3U0-B December 7th, 2016 Macbeth’s date with Destiny Life is full of choices, where everyone at some point makes a wise decision or a poor one. When poor judgments are made, the weight can result in the feeling of guilt. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare portrays guilt is caused by what pathway someone opted for. Macbeth is a tragic hero who ruins himself because he lets his ambition, insecurity and ignorance control him and his actions.
Macbeth is a hero introduced in the play whose fame and heroics upon the battlefield have gained him great honour from the king. From this picture of Macbeth I’ll show you how he changed from dramatic hero to a despicable villain, capable of murdering his friends and his king all for the pursuit of ultimate power in the land. The aim of this is essay is to show his mental and physical development during the play. The reason I chose this topic is because I find it interesting that even one who is good may turn to evil deeds in the pursuit of power. Macbeth is a prime example of this, how far will you go for your own pride and power.
Beliefs in supernatural elements and ambitions for power can lead to psychological downfall in people’s life. During the Renaissance, from early 14th century to the late 16th century, the beliefs in supernatural elements were influenced by storyteller Bards from Middle Ages. Renaissance is the time period where everything was advancing, new ideas were being developed, and writers like Shakespeare were producing their own masterpieces. William Shakespeare was an English playwright, actor, and poet. When Queen Elizabeth I died, her cousin King James VI of Scotland took over the throne of England and become King James I of England.
Love is a special emotion that is inherited by everyone. However, as expressed by the writers of Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and My Last Duchess, love can expressly get destructive. Sometimes, there appears to be no balance of power between the relationships of men and women. Ambition plays an extensive factor in the disruption of love. Macbeth had to overcome several obstacles as a result of his ambition.