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Flashcards in Ambition Deck (5):

Act 1, Scene 3

Look, how our partner’s rapt

Two truths are told/As happy prologues to the swelling act
*alternative interpretations*


Act 1, Scene 5

Art not without ambition but the illness should attend it


Act 1, Scene 7

Letting “I dare not” wait upon “I would”, like the poor cat i’ the adage

I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent,but only/Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself/And falls on the other


Act 3, Scene 1

Thou hast it now, king, Cawdor, Glamis, all/As the weird women promised, and, I fear/Thou play’dst most foully for’t


Act 5, Scene 5

Out, out, brief candle!/Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player