To begin with, I would like to describe my mom’s ambition.

She is always searching for ways to improve her persona, and live a happier life.

Shakespeare’s Macbeth meets his demise from his flaw of ambition and he was a great man of nobility in the beginning showing that he was a tragic hero.

The first literary term that is used is a metaphor, “If the assassination / Could trammel up the consequence, and catch / With his surcease success; that but this blow / Might be the be-all and the end-all here, / But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, / We'd jump the life to come.” (I.7.2-7)....

In Macbeth, other feelings, such as ambition, overshadow guilt but when the guilt gets to be too much, unexpected actions occur that cannot be helped....

Ambition is a great virtue to have, and that is one reason why my mother is my role model.

The ambition which Macbeth and Lady Macbeth encounter within Shakespeare's play not only drives them to become ruthless killers, but is the cause of the two characters meeting their demise....

She starts out confident, sure of her ambition and how to gain it.

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” These words expressed by Macbeth reveal the theme of the play....

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My mother has been an extraordinary influence on my life and always will be.

Clark and Wright in their Introduction to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare interpret the main theme of the play as intertwining with evil and ambition: While in Hamlet and others of Shakespeare's plays we feel that Shakespeare refined upon and brooded over his thoughts, Macbeth seems as if struck out at a heat and imagined from first to last with rapidity and power, and a subtlety of workmanship which has become instructive....

Macbeth is a great man torn apart by vaulting ambition.

It can be both the making and destruction of that person but regardless of the net effect, ambition will have deep socio-economic, political, and cultural roots.


Hi Simon, A Big Thanks for sharing another lovely essay, a comprehensive and well- thought out piece of writing on the topic

In "Macbeth as the Imitation of an Action" Francis Fergusson states the place of Macbeth's ambition in the action of the play: It is the phrase "to outrun the pauser, reason [2.3]," which seems to me to describe the action, or motive, of the play as a whole....

This is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.

However young Icarus, filled with pride and ambition, while enjoying the act of flight, flew too high and the heat liquified the wax adhering the wings together....

IELTS Writing Task 2: 'positive or negative' essay - Simon

Samuel Johnson in The Plays of Shakespeare explains the place of ambition in this tragedy: The danger of ambition is well described; and I know not whether it may not be said in defence of some parts which now seem improbable, that, in Shakespeare's time, it was necessary to warn credulity against vain and illusive predictions....

Here's my full essay for the 'positive or negative development' question that we've been looking at over the last few weeks

Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” Macbeth’s ambition is change by the perspective of many things.

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Many dream on being rich, noesis and resplendence among their ambitions, but for me, to deliver humankind through treat is the maximal ambition of all.