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Macbeth’s Representation of Ambition From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefor abandoned. "Many have dreamed up republics and principalities that have never in truth been known to exist; the gulf between how one should live and …

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…of the witches prophecy, thus prohibiting their spell to penetrate his soul, leaving him pure. If Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had not allowed their greed to take over and cause them to murder Duncan, their outcome may have been different. Bibliography Charles C. Transill, "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace" (New York 1957) Ibid., 688. Roberta Worhlstetter: Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision (New York 1980) Akira Ariye: Across the Pacific: an Inner History of American-East Asian Relations (New York 1967)