Comparison Of Macbeth And Pablo Escobar

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Macbeth and Pablo Escobar were two men who were driven by their ambition but this ambition eventually comes back to them leading them to their deaths. Shakespeare portrays this tragic hero in a unique way, he is a dynamic hero whom started as a good man until he became aware of his future. Once Macbeth meets with the witches and they tell him that he is going to become king, rather than letting fate lead the way he tries to rush his royalty. Pablo Escobar like Macbeth rushed his rise to power, when he was thought to have had the leader of the colombian cocaine trade killed in 1975. Pablo was able to become the number one drug trafficker in colombia and later the world. This caused him to have a lavish life with lots of money and even more …show more content…

Macbeth was the Thane of Cawdor but he wanted to be king more than anything. The witches had told him that he would one day be king but he did not know how long that would take so when King Duncan had been invited to stay the night at his house he exclaimed that “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,/ shakes so my single state of man/ that function is smother 'd in surmise,/ and nothing is but what is not”(1.3.52-55). He felt that if he were to kill King Duncan that he would have a better chance of becoming king. Though the witches had never told him that someone would need to get murdered for him to become king, his ambition tempted him to quicken this process the only way he felt he could. This was the beginning of the murderer that the witches had created with the fortune telling. This was also the beginning of his ambition turning into him killing people to keep what he truly desires. Pablo like Macbeth turned his ambition quickly into murder. For Pablo to become the number one person in the cocaine trafficking he had to kill the man that was above him, “In 1975, Medellin drug trafficker Fabio Restrepo was murdered”(Pablo). This killing was thought to be ordered by Pablo himself but unlike Macbeth he did not commit this murder himself. He was not satisfied with his position in the drug …show more content…

Macbeth had become everything that he had ever wanted to be which was the king of Scotland and when the witches told him that someone else was going to take his crown he went to extremes to try to keep them from doing that which was eventually what lead to him dying. The witches had told Macbeth that the sons of Banquo would take his crown so he decided to have Banquo and his son killed Macbeth said, “Our fears in Banquo stick deep/And in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared”(3.1.49-51). Macbeth did everything he could to protect his crown, but that is eventually what lead to his downfall and his death. He killed his best friend Banquo which was when his ambition had gone to far and was the beginning of his decline. He was only able kill Banquo and his son was able to escape which was the person that the witches said would replace him as king. He was also challenged by Macduff who he felt he was invisible against until he found out that he was not born of a woman. This is when he noticed that he was close to his demise and he soon after died. Pablo Escobar became very well known throughout the western hemisphere of the world. He had ran from the authorities for as long as he could until “Colombian law enforcement finally caught up to Escobar on December 2, 1993, the day after his birthday,

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