Putin's Ambition For Power In Macbeth

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By examining the text in Macbeth and the article by Ian H. Robertson, one can see that power led to the negative consequences of psychological instability and feeling of guilt felt by the leaders Macbeth and Putin. This shows one should be able to control his unrestrained power so it doesn’t lead to his becoming unstable. Macbeth’s psychological state of mind got worse throughout the story due to the actions he committed to help him stay in power. Throughout Macbeth, he did many things that he probably would never have done if his ambition for power wasn’t so strong. Macbeth felt a lot of guilt after committing certain acts to remain in power. Macbeth suffered a great deal of stress and guilt, and as a result he became slightly crazy. He hallucinated. For example, while he was on his way to kill King Duncan, he said, “And, on thy blade and dudgeon, gouts of blood, which was not so before. There’s no such thing. It is the bloody business which informs thus to mine eyes” (Shakespeare 2.1.58-61). This quote shows that although the blood was not yet on the dagger which Macbeth was holding, his brain pictured the dagger covered in…show more content…
The article explains how Putin’s ambition for power caused his state of mind to become unstable. When the reporter talked to Chancellor Angela Merkel she said, “She was not sure he was in touch with reality, telling US President Obama that Putin was ‘in another world’”, it helps show the opinion of outside sources (Robertson 2). This suggests that Putin was out of control. The way he acts while he is in power shows a side of him that people don’t like. They believe that he is “in another world” because of how he behaves. It shows how his power over Russia has taken its toll on him and caused him to lose his mind. His need for power negatively affected his behavior. The title of president has gone to his head, and he has taken advantage of this
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