1.8: Significant Connections

This task is an extension of our investigation into the nature of ambition. This is an opportunity to explore how unifying elements are employed across different texts by different authors that lead you to deeper insight into this very human drive.


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Exemplar Introduction

Ambition. In today’s world, we consider individual ambition to be a virtue. We are encouraged to excel in every facet of our lives. You pay no attention, though, to the means by which people achieve their successes. The only control over the morality of our actions in pursuit of success is our own integrity – and we all know how weak morality is as a form of restraint when personal success is at stake. Across an array of texts, which span the last four centuries of western civilisation, this notion of ambition is a constant, reoccurring, theme… [Now name the texts, and name what they contribute to the argument]

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“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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