Ambition Of Macbeth And Victor Frankenstein

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Everyone has a since of ambition built inside of them. Your inner self determines whether you keep it under the surface or let it all come out. In the play Macbeth ambition gets the best of the main character. This is also evident in the novel Frankenstein with its main character. Both of these characters were fallen victims of their own inner ambitious ways. Ambition in both of these books is key to the understanding of each character’s actions.
Macbeth’s ambitious ways takes over his whole inner self throughout his time of first wanting to be king. Macbeth was thought to be a great leader and war hero before he was king. Macbeth was hatched an idea by three suspicious witches in whom he ...view middle of the document...

His deeds caught up to him in the end. People figured out what he was doing and that it was wrong. His ambition took over his life.
Victor Frankenstein was also a victim of his ambition getting the best of him. Victor was a brilliant being ever since he learned to read and write. Victor had a wonderful childhood, maybe even too wonderful. Victor always wanted to keep learning and advancing his knowledge. He was always curious about his surroundings; he was so fascinated with the world around him. His parents wanted him to learn and learn more. He thought there was more to discover and wanted to discover something new. Victor decided to go learn at college. He became fascinated with his studies and just focused on his schooling. He discovered that there was a chance he could give animation to things. Victor decided to bring things to life. He didn’t see the harm in his work. Victor decided to go forth with his “dream” of his. He isolated himself from everyone else. Victor spent many years alone and secluded. Being alone got to him. When he was finally done with his work he rested for a long time. He woke up and his conscious finally slapped him in the face and showed him what he had actually done. "For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardor that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart." (Shelley 42). This shows he become disgusted by his creation. His ambition made him create a creature he regretted to make.
These two characters are both similar and different in their fallen from grace ambitious ways. Both characters were looked up to by others. Macbeth was looked up too by all of Scotland. Victor had his approval from his family to go off and study which made them very proud of him....

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