Similarities Between Macbeth And Osama Bin Laden

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How can society advance peace when one tyrant wants to use pure evil as persuasion? In the play Macbeth (written by Shakespeare) and the acts of Osama Bin Laden, one statement that is heard from everyone is that “one must fall, for others to progress”. Macbeth and Osama Bin Laden both rose to power through intimidation and pure violence. Both political leaders had no limits to how far they’d use violence in order to obtain a certain status or objective. In this analysis, the reader will able to see how history repeats itself through the actions that take place before/during their rise to power, the influence they had on other people, and most of all, how they’re downfall saved society. Many people say that a person’s past is what defines their…show more content…
With Macbeth being a general in the Scottish military, he had major influences on people and their daily lives. After the murder of King Duncan, Banquo’s suspicion of who committed the murders arose around a single suspect, Macbeth. Knowing that Banquo most likely knew the truth that Macbeth killed King Duncan, Macbeth went back to his evil ways with ease. Through his attendant, Macbeth summons three murderers. Shakespeare introduces the murders with stage direction “[Re-enter Attendant, with two Murderers]” (Shakespeare, 363), in which Macbeth he uses Banquo as bait in order to gain their graces and loyalty “That it was he in the times past which held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self: this I made good to you in our last conference, pass'd in probation with you, how you were borne in hand, how cross'd, the instruments, who wrought with them, and all things else that might, so half a soul and to a notion crazed, Say 'Thus did Banquo.'” (Shakespeare, 363). The murderers were convinced by Macbeth that Banquo was the cause of all their misery in their lives, but that Macbeth fought for their freedom and wanted to relinquish them from their crimes. By the end of discussion, the murderers are so willing and confident in murdering Banquo, with the false knowledge that once he is dead, their lives can really start. Macbeth truly had influence over the murderers. He not only altered their own point of views of Banquo, he convinced them to murder Banquo in the middle of the night. All though, many people would say Osama Bin Laden was more then a terrorist, he was a menace who changed the future in security and safety world. During 1988, Osama founded the now known terrorist organization called Al-Qaeda. He influenced people to fight for his cause, in which he stated was for the safety of his home. However, August 23rd,

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