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Ambition As Depicted In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Ambition is both a good and bad trait because while it is good to have a strong desire to achieve something, it could be bad when your ambition is for an evil purpose. Ambition can lead you to success, which might go to one’s head like it did with MacBeth. He did not want to just be the Thane of Glamis and Cawdor. He wanted to be king. He became too ambitious to the point where he thought he was invincible and he was proven wrong. His ambition led to his evil acts and killings. Once he killed King Duncan and took the throne, he decided to kill Banquo; for peace of mind, and to make sure no one would suspect him. Then once he found out MacDuff suspected him, he ordered the murder of Macduff’s entire family, all because of his ambition to become
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