In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth Macbeth’s descent into madness is a major theme in the story. Throughout the play we witness him try to reach his ambitions, but also witnessing his descent into madness. What caused this descent though? Macbeth had many influences in his life telling him where to go and what to do. His wife, Lady Macbeth telling him to chase after his ambitions, and the three witches supposedly prophesying that his ambitions will be reached.
Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It is a great way to strengthen the economy and gain power and territory for countries that practice it, though it often failed and resulted in war and the deaths of innocents. Four intellectuals that played a big part in influencing American imperialism were Frederick Jackson Turner, Alfred T. Mahan, Herbert Spencer and John Fisk. All of these influencers had different ideologies and came together to justify American imperialism. They believed America needed to expand power and gain territories.
presidents have repeatedly led the country into many unnecessary wars to test and prove their core masculinity is highly exaggerated. In her treatment of psychopathic leadership, she identifies machismo as the primary trait of leaders. But there have been instances where even women leaders have been instrumental in leading their country to war. - She also cites masculine characteristics and irrational thinking as the primary reasons behind U.S. interventions all around the globe. But this cannot be the only reason for these wars.
Trujillo vs. Hitler The definition of a dictator is a ruler with complete and absolute power over a country that is usually received forcefully. Adolf Hitler and Rafael Trujillo are two examples of powerful dictators that impacted their country immensely. During their reins of power, German and Dominican people were abused, manipulated, and many were killed. Hitler and Trujillo have several similarities on how they dictated; although, the ways in which they chose to use their power differed. There are numerous similarities and differences on the two dictators’ effect of the culture, people, and country, but the question is: which dictator was the worst?
The people with megalomania think they are all powerful and great and that they can control everything. In The Chrysalids, megalomania does not really play a huge part in the making of the plot but it is still quite significant. The two main megalomaniacs in the novel are Joseph and Gordon Strorm. Sons of the great Elias Strorm, founder of Waknuk, they both long for complete control of Waknuk and the surrounding area. They are both power hungry and they both want each other dead.
A play that I have studied which explores the important theme of ambition is Macbeth, a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The Thane of Glamis receives prophecies from three witches, which Macbeth tells. However, the king must be killed for these prophecies to be fulfilled. Shakespeare uses characterisation and soliloquies to help us understand this theme. We are shown how ambition affects Scotland as a whole – we see how Shakespeare demonstrates how this can deeply affect characters and relationships between both couples and friends.
“Then wear that gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high bouncing lover, I must have you” (title page). Throughout the novel, the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald presents Tom Buchanan as a very controlling person who believes he is entitled to many things because of his wealth. Similar to the quote, Tom’s constant need for wealth and power leads to a need and want for everything in sight. If a reader were to read this book through the Marxist lens, they would see an obvious struggle between the powerful and powerless and how that directly coincides with how much money the person with power has. The main character with power and wealth in the novel is Tom Buchanan, and he uses his control to gain power over others.
Napoleon was the one who grew obsessed with it, so he used fear tactics and spread false information so that he could feel secure in his authority position. All three characters fell to corruption because of their inability to control and use their power wisely. Power can be used effectively for the overall improvement of a society, but ultimate power has almost no limits and very nearly guarantees absolute
Macbeth an ambitious and powerful man who strives for the throne and then there’s Atticus a common man who has the will to fight for justice under any circumstances. By reading these sentience’s you can sense a huge difference between the two one fights for the common good and the justice for all and the other strives for money and power which also is known as greed. Atticus looks at others sorrow and tries to get justice for them. The other strives for the throne and kills for
Throughout the play, Macbeth portrays his tragic flaw of vaulting ambition. Macbeth soon became a tyrant leader, and his fall became inevitable. Therefore, in Shakespeare 's play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero because he begins with nobility, and because of his ambition, he suffers a fall from Grace, however, he regains a small measure of nobility and self-awareness.
Now, as the world enters a new age of Machines and Steel, many think that war is now an impossible thing of the past. But, the figures of the Enlightenment have shaken the very foundation of nations, and different governments have come to power. New and bright leaders seek power and glory. An imperialist fervour has descended upon the peoples of Altera, as nations scramble to build their empires, competing with their rivals for land and resources. In this brutal world, survival of the fittest is an absolute truth.
Alexander was selfish, cruel and an overall power-hungry tyrant. Alexander is very well known for blending cultures, but what people don’t realize is that he used methodical, demanding ways to do so. If Alexander was a great leader he would have found a nicer way to do this, but Alexander wanted fast, easy power over large areas of land. For example, in 324 B.C.E., Alexander deduced that he must “...[force] his men to marry Persian women as a way of making sure there is a blending of cultures.” (World Generation: Timeline) This supports that Alexander was forceful because made his men marry and have children against their will. Alexander was a tyrant for many reasons including only caring about himself and his forceful and cruel tactics.
History has shown an immense amount of people’s lust for power throughout the years. Lust for power has destroyed empires and even countries. Rulers want to take control over everything because they want to leave a great legacy and live a luxurious life. Maybe having all this power doesn’t destroy cities but the mindset of the ruler does. Lust of power can be shown in Greece when they yearned to make a democracy for people because they felt certain people should have the power.