The Theme Of Corruption In Macbeth

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As evidenced through past political figures, when an individual holds an abundant amount of power it only results in their own downfall. Corruption, the defining factor of their downfall, is dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers) (Merriam-Webster). The theme of corruption is explored throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth. Shortly after Macbeth becomes king his conscience slowly starts to deteriorate as he orders the death of others. Through his actions, Macbeth soon becomes known as a tyrant. In William Shakespeare’s, Macbeth, Shakespeare demonstrates how people who obtain authority over others are susceptible to corruption through Macbeth’s immoral actions as King of Scotland

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