Examples Of Abuse Of Power In Macbeth

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In particular, leaders who are captivated by power allow themselves to abuse their power for their own personal gain. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth to be filled with "vaulting ambition" (41) that he consciously throws away his moral principles to kill King Duncan. He initially believes by retaining the highest authority and having a prestige amount of power will result in happiness. In contrast, the opposite occurred, Macbeth gained nothing and loses everything that made him happy like Lady Macbeth, the society's respect, and living at peace while adhering his moral principles. He was so overpowered by greed and the crimes he committed to be a the top, that his feelings of empathy began to fall apart. This demonstrates

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