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Ambition Ambition is a strong desire for advancement and power An ambitious person has a set goal in mind and they will often go to extremes to achieve or reach that goal Ambition is not always from self- motivation it is often brought on to or forced by others like a mothers ambition for its child External ambition is seen in the Shakespearean play Macbeth Macbeths ambition to become king is from the drive and influence of Lady Macbeth and the evil witches Some people get so engrossed in their ambitions they often go crazy or are literally driven insane by the push from others for power Fair is foul foul is fair This quote from Macbeth reveals that appearances can be deceiving and what appears to be good can be bad Macbeth appears to be good on the outside but is led to evil by the witches predictions and by his wifes driving push Lady Macbeth is ambitious but lacks the morals of her husband so in result she uses her ambition to help drive her husbands Macbeth insanity leads him to feel the need to go as killing to get rid of those interfering with him becoming king The witches predictions lead Macbeth to believe that he will become king and that others may be keeping him from this power With the combination of his own egotism and the motivation from others Macbeth becomes literally crazy A person can often become insane by becoming too wrapped up in their ambitions This is often because they are without possession of the necessary ability to reach their goal In the play Macbeth Macbeth was in way over his head in his strive to become king His crazed actions back fired on him resulting in his death People are often determined for something higher than oneself can achieve and that is why it is said it is possible for someone to have too much
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