Ambition in Macbeth: Theme & Examples

The undeniable power of unbridled ambition and its ramifications are extensively portrayed within William Shakespeare’s tragedy; Macbeth. Within this play, ambition is portrayed as a corrupting and unquenchable force through the main concepts of mental imbalance, supernatural behaviors and betrayal. The consuming desires of Macbeth and their repercussions are vividly enhanced through the use of…

Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: The Theme of The Old

Authors use many tactics to reveal a character’s personality.  In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue.  The older waiter’s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters’ conversations and the observations the narrator makes.  The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. …

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”: Theme of Love

In the play “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare explores and illustrates the emotion of love with precise detail. According to “Webster’s New World Dictionary,” love is defined as “a strong affection or liking for someone.” Throughout the play Shakespeare examines three different types of love: true love, self love and friendship. “Twelfth Night” consists of many love…