Power is always coveted in any society and the world of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is no different. In the play, Macbeth, a noble lord, shows his hunger for power with thoughts to remove an heir to the throne from power. Macbeth’s impatience to be king leads him to stain his honor by using murder. Macbeth travels further down the path of evil by arranging the assassination of a friend. Macbeth loses his last scrap of morality when he orders the murder of innocents to enrage a rival.
What causes a king in to considering violence? First, I believe that the fear of failure make kings to consider violence as an easier solution to achieve their long wished success. A brutal but easy way to handle the problems that does not affect the king so much. In the story of Macbeth you can clearly how he is noble and when he is chosen by the three witches to
Brutus exclaims Caesar’s ambition shows Caesar’s ability to eventually become a tyrant. Marcus Antonius (Antony), one of Caesar’s admirers, vows revenge against the conspirators. Mark Antony’s seed of doubt leads the crowd to believe Caesar’s stabbing includes personal motives. This seed of doubt eventually leads the crowd to rebel against the conspirators. During Roman times, people widely accept rhetoric, the
Lastly he thinks that Caesar is rude and arrogant towards others. In act ii Brutus makes a claim that supports his reason for murdering Caesar by stating “And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general”(II, i, 10-12). In this sentence Brutus is using a form of pathos. This is considered pathos because he is saying Caesar should be killed for the people of Rome. From this statement it can be interpreted that Brutus joined the conspiracy for the needs of the people.
In this second quote it is also saying, “And thence it is, That I to your assistance do make love, Masking the business from the common eye For sundry weighty reasons” (Act 3 Scene 1 Page 5 Lines 126-129 Macbeth). Macbeth is telling the murders that they need to kill Banquo and Fleance because they will interfere with his plans. He has to hide his real plans away from everybody else. In conclusion, Macbeth is a cruel and wicked person because he has killed the king and needs other people to go kill Banquo and Fleance so he could hide his real
Whoever becomes leader how do they know that they won't get mad at them and just kill them too. It's a bad idea for Brutus to join the conspiracy. What if the plan doesn't go how they want it to go? If Caesar found out that they were planning on killing him, he would probably kill all of them first. Brutus is already a close friend of Caesar's why put his life on the line.
And after some persuading from the conspirators and Cassius, Brutus finally joins in on the act to kill Caesar before he can do any damage to Rome. After Caesar continuously refuses to lift the banishment of Publius Cimber, the conspirators all kneel around him to get close enough to him and trap him. It was their moment to take action. “Speak ,hands, for me!” (Shakespeare III.i.84).
Cassius is jealous and tries to manipulate Brutus into assassinating Caesar. Brutus is willing to kill Caesar for the good of Rome. Brutus and Cassius form a betrayful alliance. Power caused this evil alliance. Antony is a loyal friend of Caesar.
Malcolm wants to get revenge against king Macbeth because Macbeth killed Malcolm’s father. However, since Macbeth is king of all the land opposing him would be treason. Yet Malcolm continues with his plan and forms an army that goes to attack Macbeth. Macduff ends up killing Macbeth himself. Moreover, Malcolm takes the throne for himself.
Both Plato and Machiavelli believe that there must be a government in order for human kind to survive. Without order or stability, people would kill each other. Another key factor in which Plato and Machiavelli seem to agree on is that by keeping the mass happy the government is safe. Essentially, if people have nothing to truly complain about, then the ruler will not be overthrown by the popular mass. Lastly, although these great philosophers wanted stability and freedom, they both acknowledge the reality that it is impossible to have both in