Despotism In Macbeth

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The use of propaganda has been visualized by decades of world history. In this era, if you want to get in touch with someone, that individual can be a phone call or text away.Our generation has become sustainable towards having so much power--enough to influence an entire society by social media.Throughout the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth the play demonstrates despotism and dramatic character development. It visualizes how narcissism, greed, and fraud is introduced once power gets into the wrong hands. Power becomes easily obtainable once the individual has been corrupted or manipulated, similar to the leading character Macbeth who is influenced to commit malicious crimes to benefit his desires to obtain power. Having too much power however, can become a very detrimental aspect to ones personality. Macbeth murders his way to the top inveigled by…show more content…
Throughout his stages of character development it is easy to depict what changes have occurred and what has influenced such a transition. In Act ii-iii it is presented that his evil conscience is what built his downfall.When Macbeth was informed that Duncan made him the Thane of Cawsor, he gives into the temptations suggested by the witches and becomes merciless towards the act of murder. In this case Macbeth states, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function; is smother’d in sunrise.” (i.iii.139-141). Macbeth demonstrates treacherous personality traits by acting inhumane towards crimes that he wouldn’t have committed before the prophecies Lady Macbeth however, has this contagious hold on Macbeth hand which influences his actions. For one, she intrigues his masculinity in order to persuade him to commit malicious crimes. For example, she states”What beast was’t, Then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a

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