Macbeth Pride And Ambition Analysis

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Trinh 1 Frank Trinh Ms. Gist English IV ¬ 3rd Period 5 March 2018 Pride and Ambition: What a Mistake! Ambition is among the most creative and the strongest driven forces in the state of human psychology, and the reason how or why things get done. It is also one of the most dangerous drive ¬¬ the drive to get the last slice of pizza, or the entire box to yourself. If one has no pride, no ambition, no sense of self-importance, he/she is relatively immune to it. On the other hand, if a person has significant pride, a serious sense of self¬importance, and is driving hard towards a set goal, he/she is then very vulnerable. Having too much pride can result failure in life, destroy egos because of overconfidence in what one thinks is right. If the…show more content…
Look, here I have Macbeth’s cursed head. We are free from his tyranny. I see that you have the kingdom’s noblemen around you, and they’re thinking the same thing as me. I want them to join me in this loud cheer. Hail, King of Scotland!” (Act V, Scene 8). As the readers can see, kingly pride destroyed Macbeth’s life, it forces him to do things that he would not have done with his old self. To sum up, never let self¬esteem rules the body and mind, or else, life has no meaning after all. Desiring for something can be strong, even stronger than ever expected, and that can lead to frustration. For instance, a woman’s desire for independence suggests that men are superfluous, or that a husband is just one more child to take care of. On every Father’s Day, “Fox News takes a poll and the results of every year is that more than half of the 7,000 mothers polled feel more stressed out by their husbands than they do by their kids” (Venker). In the past, taking Trinh 3 care of a husband was something that women did with great pride. Today, it is done with resentment. The implication appears to be, “My husband is a frown man! He can take care of himself” (Venker). If that is how they feel, then what they are saying is that a marriage should take care of itself, but it…show more content…
Life is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. Desiring too much of one thing can lead to destruction of your own life. Such as in the book, LBJ: Architect of American Ambition, written by Randall B. Woods, a distinguished historian of the twentieth¬century America. Woods offers an authoritative account about the life of one of the most complex and fascinating president. Woods told the readers that Lyndon Baine Johnson (LBJ), had an ambition, the drive to reform at Home, fighting fascism and communism abroad. He was motivated by the same ideals and based on a liberal Christian tradition that is often forgotten today. Johnson’s key motivation, which is largely altruistic, emerged from the righteous outrage over the poverty and racism he 'd witnessed while growing up in Texas. During his urge to cast away communism, Vietnam turned into a tragedy, but it was part and parcel of Johnson’s commitment to civil rights and anti poverty reforms,” (LBJ: Architect of American Ambition, Page 83). Johnson’s ambitious and worth ethic far outstripped the liabilities, which are: had trouble connecting with large crows and was not an especially skilled debater or public
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