In Cinderella, Lady Tremaine was harsh towards her own stepdaughter. Not only was Lady Tremaine in a pugnacious relationship with Cinderella, so were the evil stepsisters. The stepsisters constantly wanted to perform better than Cinderella at everything. When Lady Tremaine disregards Cinderella’s desire to attend the ball, she takes her stepsisters in place of her. This caused the failure of Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters to create a familial relationship with Cinderella.
As the play MacBeth transitions it shows MacBeth chose poor decisions as he getting closer to his tragic end. While reading it shows clear examples of MacBeth committing hellish acts for his own gain and ambition to become the mighty king. Even though Macbeth’s fate is tragic he tries to dodge it simultaneously while trying to prosper and become king unworried, while trying to become king unworried MacBeth commits heinous and brutal acts resulting in hamartia to get the best of him, MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal. One major factor that influences the play MacBeth is that he knows how devilish his acts are and consequences he still commits them.
The strive and ambition for power can seem to become true perfection, but people must become more careful about what they wish for because that power might exactly be what causes their downfall. This is true in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth by a man by the name of Macbeth. Macbeth is a Scottish general and Thane of Glamis and is known for being a noble Thane and a brave, and powerful soldier. Macbeth being a high-ranking man was not virtuous. He was easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitious crave to claim the throne.
Shakespeare uses foreshadowing, characterization of Macbeth, and the motif of unbalance in nature to develop the theme that unchecked ambition carried out in an evil way will lead to a person’s downfall. Foreshadowing plays a major role in theme development throughout the play, starting from Act I. The Thane
The need for power in Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s “Snow White” is evident in the evil stepmother’s actions. Upon looking at herself in the mirror every day she asks: “‘Mirror, Mirror, here I stand. Who is the fairest in the land?’” (148). Being accustomed to the mirror telling her that she is in fact the fairest in the land, she is in a state of dismay to find out, for the first time, it is her step daughter who is more fair than her.
Assassinate Caesar Corruptions of power often lead to betrayal. In this play of Shakespeare’s, tragedy is always happening. Competitions arise when people try to take power and rule the country, and these competitions always cause death and tragedy. In the play Julius Caesar, people were trying to limit Caesar’s corruption of power by assassinating him. Political and personal motivations lead Brutus and Cassius to assassinate Caesar.
This, I found very unbelievable, because why and how on earth would Macbeth be able to achieve this? But I was mistaken, since Macbeth was capable of achieving this goal in the worst way possible. Macbeth murdered King Duncan and got away with it, just so that he could take his throne. Macbeth
Snow White by the Grimm brothers is a German fairy tale about the life of a princess named Snow White. Snow White lives with her stepmother, a Queen who fears Snow White 's beauty is greater than her own. As a consequence, Snow White is forced to work as a filthy house maid, maintaining the Queen more beautiful. The Queen confirms her beauty with a magic mirror every day by asking it “Who in this land is the fairest of all?" For many years, the mirror appeased the Queen by telling her that she was the “fairest one in the land.”
In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit several murders. Through fueling Macbeth’s inner insecurities, Malcolm prompts Macbeth to irrationally continue wrongdoings. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s manipulative persona, encourages Macbeth to commit wicked actions.
Irony is often thought of as entertaining, but it also serves a different purpose. In the play of Sophocles titled Oedipus the King, irony is present in every scene, if not every line. When the protagonist runs away to avoid killing his father and marrying his mother, only to kill his father on the road and go on to marry his mother, it can only be ironic. He is a brave and smart man. He killed four men by himself and outsmarted a Sphinx, and became the great king of the city he rescued from her claws.
Some of the risks of ambition is that it could be a mistake for working yourself too hard or your achievement could just be your worst mistake. For example, in the book of Frankenstein victor was working to hard on his creation he was working day and night. When finally he finished and his work was done victor regretted in working on it because it didn't turn out the way he thought it would be. Also the risks of ambition is that one worlds too hard and sometimes it won't turn out the way the think it would turn out to be therefore it could be a waste of time as well.
"Ambition is a very dangerous thing because either you achieve it and your life ends prematurely, or you don't, in which case your life is a constant source of disappointment" (Jeremy Clarkson). To avoid failure one must follow through extreme measures. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Guy de Maupassant's The Vendetta, this concept is demonstrated. The protagonist in Macbeth encounters the battle with himself and others to reach full sovereignty. And The Vendetta involves who feels the need to avenge against a former murderer.