The Role Of Ambition In Julius Caesar

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In a society that praises utilizing opportunity and drills the idea of “anything is possible” into the minds of the new generations, it is no wonder that many refrain from explaining the reality and boundaries “anything” entails. Parents assume that their children are morally upright and expect that if their child is to follow a dream, they are only going to aspire to do what is societally acceptable, whether that be the case or not. Parents assume that telling their children that there are limits to what can and should be done is unnecessary. Thus, children follow their ambitions and grow into adults hungry to attain goals that they determine worthy. Often following one's goal leads to wonderful advancements in the realms of science, understanding …show more content…
He believes himself so worthy of power and control that threats to his life do not worry him. Ultimately, he is killed for his thirst for power as many who he controlled wanted a democratic nation rather than a dictator. He is so blinded by his ego that he does not see his looming assassination before it is too late. Both Shakespeare's plays and the understanding of the life of Julius Caesar evidence the negative consequences of unchecked ambition. They explain that Caesar starts out as a relatively good man whose ambition for power corrupts him and leads him to his untimely death. Given that so many issues arise from unchecked ambition, many feel that ambition is something people should be wary of. However, while throughout time there have been examples of ambition leading to poor consequences, these examples are often extremities. Few ambitious people commit crimes or cause devastation because of a goal as they often have communication with those who can educate them the possible consequences of their actions . Thus, ambition in itself is neither good nor bad.It is up to those who act in its name to determine how it is to be