Macbeth begins the play as a military hero and nobleman, a favorite of the king. He ends up corrupted by his ambition. Is ambition ever a positive trait? How does ambition motivate successful people? How does it corrupt them? Can you think of current leaders or prominent figures who might have been corrupted by ambition or used it to succeed?

* 1500-2000 words* Must use Macbeth as a framework and incorporate at least five additional outside sources (three from paginated library-related resources like books or database articles, two from credible websites).* MLA in text citations and Works Cited page required.

Macbeth begins the play as a military hero and nobleman, a favorite of the king. He ends up corrupted by his ambition. Is ambition ever a positive trait? How does ambition motivate successful people? How does it corrupt them? Can you think of current leaders or prominent figures who might have been corrupted by ambition or used it to succeed?