Macbeth's Desire For Power

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Everyone wants power. Even the most humble among us can be caught cutting in the line at Starbucks, cheating on a test, or using a tiny white lie on a resume to set ourselves apart. We all want to stand out and feel superior to the average Joe. Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows how fast a person can change as a result of the desire for power. Macbeth, the character, provides a perfect example of how even an honorable person can become corrupt when this desire is not regulated. While Macbeth is loyal and compassionate at the beginning of the play, he turns into a crazed lunatic by the end, simply because he chose to pursue power the wrong

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