Macbeth. Planning out an essay using secondary sources. Macbeth Essay. Topic. Working Thesis In Macbeth, ambition incites the latent evil within Macbeth and cultivates this evil into becoming a destructive force.
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Planning out an essay using secondary sources.
In Macbeth, ambition incites the latent evil within Macbeth and cultivates this evil into becoming a destructive force.
In literature, characters often possess a seemingly dormant evil that is awakened through the circumstances they face. Select ONE character from the play for whom this holds true and assess the mechanisms through which man’s evil emerges.
“AMBITION is like choler... and thereby malign and venomous” (Bacon 1).
This quote, by Francis Bacon, in his essay “Of Ambition” may be used in the Lead of the essay as a way to grab the reader’s attention. One could also use the definition of ambition as a lead.
“So ambitious men, if they find the way open for their rising, and still get forward, they are rather busy than dangerous; but if they be checked in their desires, they become secretly discontent, and look upon men and matters with an evil eye…” (Bacon 1).
This quote is one that would be best used as an integrated quote. It would work well as a way to prove the point that Macbeth’s concern over Macduff’s rebellion against him and his position of power, and his ambition to overcome this obstacle in order to stay in power helped to foster his evil into a destructive force as seen through the killings of Macduff’