Power and motivation can push people to do amazing things, good or bad. In Macbeth’s case, his power gave him potential to do good; Instead, his greed for recognition led him to commit horrifying acts of murder. Macbeth was just a normal person of royalty until the idea of becoming king and gaining power lead him to the point of no return. Literally.
“A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” (John C. Maxwell).
f Justin Kurzel’s leadership strategies were successful in addressing modern audiences, why replace both him and his party? If Wright’s concepts are too complex and misunderstood by supporters, detractors, and the public, may it be more beneficial to support the Greens?
Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the reprecussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are deceptive and dangerous, "oftentimes to win us to our harm/the instruments of darkness tell us truths," showing that they use truth itself to influence a horrible outcome (Macbeth 's tragic demise.) Their message is compelling and attractive and we can clearly see their effect on Macbeth as it greatly contrasts to that of Banquo. In fact, Macbeth becomes
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a play written by Shakespeare, an old English playwright, in 1606. It was published during the reign of King James I of Scotland and tells the story of a king and his tyrannical rise to power in Scotland. In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince, which is a written set of criteria that is supposed to be met by any good ruler. Focusing on chapters seventeen and eighteen of The Prince, one can come to conclude that King Macbeth does not meet such criteria. With that, Macbeth is not a proper Machiavellian Prince because he cannot mask his deeds with a pretense and is unable to keep his subjects united.
Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or course of events. In Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth the Scottish general is told by three witches his prophecy of becoming king of Scotland on day. The ambition and pressure created by his wife leads him to taking action for himself: killing Duncan and taking the throne. Throughout the rest of the play, Macbeth goes insane and is filled with guilt and paranoia. In the play, control is divided between Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and the Witches.
Throughout history, readers have been introduced to power hungry characters such as Julius Caesar and Sauron from the Lord Of The Rings. Macbeth is no exception. First performed in 1606, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth is centered around Macbeth, a Thane in Scotland, who is shown a glimpse of the future thus resulting in his wanting to make that future a reality. Throughout the tragedy, Macbeth is in a constant struggle on who is in control of his life, but more importantly his actions. Throughout Macbeth, three characters seem to have control of Macbeth’s action and his life. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and the We’ird Sisters all have some type of control over the actions of Macbeth.
Thousands of leaders have come and gone, yet not all were true to their people and often chose a corrupted path full of absolute power and tyranny. Although determination and willpower helps people obtain a position of leadership, this same drive can lead to arrogance and an abuse of power. Hundreds of pieces of literature highlight this frequently seen concept of leaders and William Shakespeare was no different when he wrote the play Macbeth. Shakespeare wrote many tragedies to reflect humanity’s turmoils and shining moments and the tragic hero of the play, Macbeth, best displays such truths as the reader is led through his immoral path to overthrow King Duncan and assume the throne. The corruption of power is not that uncommon and Macbeth
What makes a strong leader, toughness and fear or kindness and compassion? Sometimes too much kindness and humility in a leader or politician can lead to their own betrayal, and also can lead to people trespassing through their rules. But, it can also happen when a leader represents fear and toughness. This is seen in the play, Macbeth, which was written by Shakespeare, because Duncan, who was the king and a very kind and trustworthy leader, ended up being killed by Macbeth, the main character. But, Macbeth, who became a very strong and fearful leader, ended up also being killed. On the other hand, Malcolm is perceived as being tough, but also trustworthy because of his actions, and having these two qualities that can lead him to be a good king. In the real world these problems of power and leadership have also been present since the beginning of times. This takes us to interpret that leaders need to be neutral, or in between the two qualities of fearful and very trustworthy. Consequently, when rulers are very kind and express a lot of trust, people take advantage of them, but when leaders are very tough and harsh, people want to get rid of them and create wars.
In developing this paper on leadership, I examined what was most important to me as a leader. As I reflected on my leadership philosophy, I thought about my experiences and the principals that I have learned through my own self-discovery and the observation of other leaders that I have had throughout my life. My leadership philosophy paper will focus on what leadership is to me, core values, and knowledge of others.
Follow the leader, a.k.a. do what the first person does and don’t do it wrong or you are out. This becomes burnt into children’s minds as what they think leadership is and has become what many people think it must be. Contrarily, a flourishing leader is one who listens. Who takes all member’s ideas into consideration, makes sure all are heard, and keeps a group in order while still taking into account what the group wants. Yet there are also bad leaders on the spectrum. These poor leaders could abuse their powers, no matter how little control they actually have. After the project’s completion, groups with these adamant, sometimes control freak leaders will likely find their ideas to be less developed than that of a group with a more attentive
“There are good leads who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence leadership is about persuasion, presentation, and people skills.”-Shiv Khera
The greatest leaders of all time were feared. As a matter of fact, one of the most powerful leader in history was Adolf Hitler. In spite of the horrendous things he did overtime, he was very influential to his people. Hitlers leading tactics are along the lines of Jacks. Hitler was a fraud and acted as if he was the nicest man alive to gain the power he needed. Until such time as he showed his true colors and expressed what his true desires were. Would you rather lead people who respect your opinion or only do so because you seem nice?
One of the popular definitions of a leader is, "The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers." ( ) A more comprehensive definition that highlights striking features of a leader is, "A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.” ( ) A closer scrutiny of the characteristics of an influential leader would many ways assist one, in recognizing those attributes in an attempt to assimilate the best in others.
Leadership has been defined in a variety of ways, there are multiple authors and theorists who have tried to define and understand leadership, all leading to varying theories and conclusions, but one thing that is universally understood is the importance of effective leadership and how someone with good leadership skills can impact so many people around them. (Kakabadse and Kakabadse, 1999; Yukl, 2002; Northouse,2013)