Tricky Ambition Ambition can be a very tricky thing. Too much ambition can sometimes be bad. However if someone uses ambition in the correct way, it can be a very good thing. In the book Mississippi Trial, 1955, Hiram, the main character, goes through phases where he has the right amount of ambition and times when he has too much. When Hiram decided to get to the bottom of what happened to Emmett Till that was the correct amount of ambition and determination.
Ambition plays an important role in the everyday life, it drives the humankind to have a desire to achieve one’s goal. All things considered ambition has both positive and negative qualities depending how it is achieved, which can lead to one’s success or one’s downfall. When selfishness plays a role in ambition, it can cause wrongful acts to take place, for instance, a literary example of ambition is displayed in the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. The play mentions how the protagonist is portrayed as the tragic hero named Macbeth, a noble general of Scotland who is admired by many for his bravery, was encountered by three witches who told Macbeth he was going to be the Thane of Cawdor and abolish any threats in his way to become the king of Scotland, creating him to become anxious to discover more about his destiny. Macbeth’s eagerness leads him to attempt to fulfill the three prophecies by murdering for the kingship.
Ambition: Helpful or Harmful? Ambition is how far someone will go for something they really want. Someone with so much ambition can down spiral really quickly. How that person uses that power really determines on what that person wants. William Shakespeare was big on paying patronage to King James I who experienced treachery and betrayal.
It has been often said that Shakespeares plays are no longer relevant to the 21st century, but I think otherwise. I believe that Shakespeares plays are still very relatable and the themes can still connect with the 21st century. Macbeth, for example, has many themes that could connect with the themes and fundamentals of today. Some of the themes in Macbeth that are relevant today is the corruption of power, ambition, and fate. All of these themes happen today in the 21st century, making Macbeth very relevant today.
“Be excellent, so that no one ignores. " This quote by Steve Martin explains the importance of ambition in our daily lives. Ambition, the driving point of success in life despite the obstacles one encounters. However, it causes stress to people along with the success it brings, forcing people to believe the impossibility of accomplishing their dreams, however if they try, they will surprise themselves and others. An example of one who was ambitious and achieved his goal was Bill Gates.
Ambition is what propels people forward. It is what prevents people from quitting. It is what gives a person the drive and the passion to go after whatever he or she desires. It is what helps an individual to become a superior version of themselves. However, in certain cases, dreams, and aspirations do not always end up beneficial to a person.
Ambition may lead to negative outcomes. Sadly I learned this statement can be a possible outcome. My main dream has always been to be able to continue playing a sport throughout college. It was in 8th grade, I decided to try and get better in the shortest amount of time. Before I made the decision, I had to decide and take time to think if the amount of time spent would be worth it.
Dan Brown once said: “men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire”, encapsulating the tragic events of E.Lockhart’s novel We Were Liars. Human nature, defined as characteristics that are central to humanity, is profoundly explored through the events which triggered and resulted from the accident that deformed Beechwood Island. Through the character of Harris Sinclair, the domineering ‘King’ of the Sinclair family, alongside his daughters who are intoxicated on greed, E.Lockhart eludes that this trait is capable of great destruction to human nature. In addition, selfish ambition is explored through the characterisation of the Liars and their oblivious actions. Ultimately, guilt is depicted through the
Ambition is one of the best qualities a person can have, without it many people would not have been able to achieve the dream they were striving for. People see ambition as one of the greatest driving forces out there and others think “Ambition is among the strongest and most creative forces in the arsenal of human psychology and frequently the reason things get done.” The author stated how ambition is what constantly helps us get things done. without it we would all find it hard to get things done, if it’s doing something simple like working out in the morning, to doing something large like starting a company. We all need the ambition to be able to get anything in life done.
A famous poet Josiah G Holland once said, “God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.” This explains how if someone wants to achieve his/her goal all they have to do is work towards it and get it done. Everyone is given a fair opportunity to succeed, but not everyone does. Ambition is the strong desire to do or to achieve something. The most ambitious people, the ones who will work towards it the most will succeed.