Destruction In Macbeth 'And Flowers For Algernon'

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Why do people become corrupted when they acquire power? Upon examining the force that power holds over people, I’ve come to conclude that it can be narrowed down to these few factors: The knowledge of power, itself, is destructive. It affects freedom of choice, and that knowledge, such as foreboding, is unjust because of the lack of control the person has about the situation (and the resulting destruction of a person it creates). Although there are differences between “Macbeth” and “Flowers for Algernon”, such as the roles of the supporting characters in the protagonists’ destruction and the purpose of their symbols, they are similar in the evolution of the protagonists in plot, their themes and the characteristics of their respective literary periods. These points demonstrate the correlation between acquired knowledge and power with destruction.

Character/Personality Evolution with Plot

Both protagonists share a similar psychologic and plot evolution resulting from corruption. This is done throughout the plot of the story through their prosperous beginnings, the intervention of fate, the events of discovery with their newfound power, and the event of their self-isolation and death (symbolic and literal).

Prosperous, Positive Beginning

In the beginning of the plots in each novel, both characters descriptions are provided, and both
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In “Flowers for Algernon”, Charlie has the opportunity to have the operation that will give him his knowledge and change his life, just at the point where he felt like he needed to develop himself further even more. destiny that the chance should happen at that moment. To a similar point, Macbeth’s moment of fortune is shown in the play when he is told: “All hail Macbeth, hail to thee. Thane of Glamis. All hail Macbeth, Thane of Cawdor. All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king

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