Power And Ambition In Macbeth

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What drives apparently good men to become ruthless, ambitious, jealous and greedy? We see an example of this in the play “Macbeth” performed at Pop Up Globe, directed by Tom Mallaburn, was written originally by the well-known author, William Shakespeare. Macbeth is based upon a big tragedy, where the two main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, inevitably were forced to do evil things due to their ambition; taste the sweetness of victory and then downfall again. Although the play was written by an English author, Shakespeare smartly sets his story based upon the idea of ambition, a concept that relates to all of us, no matter where we are from.

We have to admit that in our minds, the concept of power and ambition is linked to men. In the world of politics, the war over power often occurs between men, this world is a masculine world. A world that from beginning of the history linked men with war, fight, bloodshed and greatness, but women with softness, weakness and incapability; especially in the old times of Shakespeare. In spite of this, Shakespeare introduces us to an interesting female character called “Lady Macbeth”. A powerful woman with ambition and courage. Lady Macbeth played by “Amanda Billing” at Pop Up Globe, is so tough that even the loss of her child doesn’t leave her devastated. She says “I have given suck, and I know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling at my face, have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums,
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