Power And Corruption In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth believes he will be king. The power he thinks he will have causes him to kill the people who stand in his way Of fulfilling his destiny. The Spiderman quote “With power comes great responsibility,” relates to the theme of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Macbeth and the actor Lindsay Lohan, share the trait that people with power often abuse it, corruption is frequently the result of responsibility to great for one person. At the beginning of the play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth learns that he will become King. When he realised he could be the leader, the power he desperately craves motivates him to alter his character. “Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done.” (2.4.6-14) The Old Man in the play says this after they found King Duncan brutally murdered. This proves that the death was unnatural and it was in fact a murder, a murder by Macbeth. The scottish general was not only out of character but absorbed by his lust of the throne, Macbeth’s yearning for authority was pushed by the witches …show more content…

However, unlike Macbeth Lindsay Lohan’s power wants as a ruler of Scotland, her power was fame. Lindsay played in multiple films, had a singing career and even launched her own fashion line. Her life was complete, she was famous, had many successes, and lived a lavish life. The 5’5 actors life came to sudden halt in 2013, Lindsay had everything but it all came with a price and she couldn't handle the responsibility of fame. She was admitted to a rehab facility for drugs and alcohol addiction. She abused her power of fame by not following through on the responsibility of always being in the spotlight, it was too much for a young adult to

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