Positive And Negative Effects Of Power In Macbeth

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Power can impact an individual in both positive and negative ways. With power comes responsibility. How an individual chooses to handle that power determines the consequences. If a person uses their power for robust purposes, then there will be a positive outcome. Using power for evil (or greedy) motives, results in an equally negative outcome. In Macbeth’s case, he got extremely selfish and avid when he was named Thane of Cawdor, and remembered the prophecy of becoming king. He went on to deceive his way to the top, and killed anyone who stood in his way. Once crowned king, he didn’t misapply his power, per say, but it definitely went to his head. This resulted in culpability, and negative consequences of many sorts (ie: his wife dying, everyone
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