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Hilary Clinton And Lady Macbeth: Ambitious Relation

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Is Ambition the key to power?The classic Shakespearean play "Macbeth" resonates many themes and concepts that relate to modern times. Today, readers will be able to relate concepts, such as 'Ambition' which is still represented in some of today's most famous and important people. One of these people is Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of former President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Evidence has revealed that the senator for New York shows close similarities to the character Lady Macbeth from William Shakespeare's Macbeth, a strong ambitious woman that accomplishes many tasks purely for her own needs. Is Hilary blinded by her own ambition for the presidency? Will she exceed her own limits to achieve her goal? Mrs. Clinton recent nomination for the 2008 US presidency is "outrageous!" says Peggy Noonan, RNC advisor. "The focus of Hillary Clinton's ambition is not her country, but for herself..."Parallel to Lady Macbeth, Mrs. Clinton has the ambition for power in both political and personal ways. Currently running for the United States presidency, Hilary has shown much evidence of self ambition rather than for her country which closely relates to Lady Macbeth. In the play, Lady Macbeth selfishly encouraged her husband to bid the disruption of the natural order and steal the crown of Scotland through murder and lies. "What cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan? What not put upon His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt of our great quell?" 7Clinton has expressed interest in the 2008 U.S. presidential race. No woman has ever been nominated for the Presidency in the American History. She has an established national image that makes her possible candidacy in 2008 a popular and controversial topic among media, internet websites, and the public at large.Hilary has noted that, "Probably my worst quality is that I getvery passionate about what I think is right." Among many non-political/ political experts, it isbelieved that Hilary has been Plannin for the presidency approached even before former US president Bill Clinton was elected; her marriage to Mr. Clinton was believed used for a political gain towards herself. Hilary is known for her political ambition to many but yet there are still people who support her, on a recent survey, 40 percent of Democrats favoured Clinton for the nomination. "I'd be shocked if she didn't run," said Chuck Todd, editor of the nation's Journal political news digest Hotline.Similarities can be seen with Lady Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous and frightening female characters. When she first appeared, she is already plotting King Duncan's murder, encouraging her husband against his own will to steal the throne of Scotland so she can become Queen with royalty. She is also stronger, more ruthless, and more ambitious than her husband; she seems fully aware of this and knows that she will have to push Macbeth into committing the murder for their benefit but mostly her own. "...I would, while it...

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