Integrity And Responsibility In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Integrity can be defined as being honest and having strong morals. Being able to balance one’s own integrity and professional responsibility is what determines how successful they will be. If someone’s personal integrity and professional responsibility aren’t balanced, they will interfere with or hinder the other. Ultimately, a person is successful if they can balance their personal integrity and professional responsibility.

In the play Macbeth, Macduff’s balance of personal integrity and professional responsibility lead to his success of taking down Macbeth and his success as a leader. “He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows the fits o’ th’ season...But cruel are the times when we are traitors and do not ourselves”(Act IV Scene II). Macduff left to help fight against Macbeth. This shows Macduff has integrity because he is willing to leave his family for the better of the kingdom. His morals tell him to stay with his family and support them, but he knows he must
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Kennedy’s speech also talks about the balance of personal integrity and professional responsibility. JFK’s ability to balance his responsibility as president and his personal integrity as catholic has allowed him to be a successful leader. “Whatever issue may come before me as president- on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling, or any other subject- I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise”(JFK). JFK made decisions based on what is best for the nation and not on his personal opinions on the matter. “I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation, or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office”(JFK). He didn’t impose his religion, he kept it separate from job as

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