Ambition in Macbeth
In Macbeth, a play set in Scotland, William Shakespeare wrote a tragedy of a man's ambition. In the play, Macbeth is described as a man who has ambitions of becoming king. After the first part of the prophecy by the witches whom he has met returning from battle comes true, he begins to think the second part may also come true, "supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good." The witches have
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play, Macbeth, shares themes with other stories, with historic and current events, and with individual, personal experiences with which one can identify. Ambition which is one of Macbeths' themes can be traced to the issue of corruption in national politics, in sports, and in a terrorist government. The Watergate scandal, the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Games, and Haiti's historic civil unrest are examples of abused power, scandal, and violence in which the players are motivated by ambition.