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Ambition in Macbeth

Summary: Analyzes the effects of ambition on the main characters of Shakespere's Macbeth. Describes how both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth lose sight of their morals and are consumed by the greed that comes packaged with ambition.
Ambition is the bittersweet catalyst of propels Macbeth and his wife to the height of their power, and at the same time pulls them into his grave. It gives them the incomparable ability to disregard their conscience to reach a specific goal and remain unfazed by the means to reach it. Yet with this newfound power, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth lose sight of their morals and are consumed by the greed that comes packaged with ambition. Ultimately, the psychological drain placed on both of them becomes unbearable and they become distorted images of their former selves. The blinding effect of ambition feeds the endless desires of greed and rationalizes evil actions by disguising guilt as remorse.

When dangled just out of reach, the desire to achieve greater influence and supremacy has a blinding effect on its victims that is lifted only by removing the opportunity to...

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