William Shakespeare's Abuse Of Power In Macbeth

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Thesis Statement: In William Shakespeare’s, Macbeth, the character of Macbeth’s morals slowly started to decrease as he soon realized he had an opportunity to become a King, and his position of power he soon abused, while Macbeth is only a fictional character, Kim Jong-Un position of power he has abused without consequence and keeps on growing.
At first Macbeth is a normal person, friends, a wife, living a good life. But as he soon realizes he can be king and attain power the greed takes him over and he doesn things that are unimaginable for some normal person to do that's what greed and ambition does to a person. Macbeth after finding out he can obtain power, is already thinking about killing someone just to make sure he can have it, even …show more content…

That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see (1.4.55-60).” The ambition of taking so much power and being a king is completely changing him, and he doesn’t even realize it. Macbeth believe it or not even starts to tell himself that killing King Duncan is not a bad thing because he is all good. He says with a little surprise or twist to the plot: “I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other (1.7.25-28).” Macbeth is just so ambitious for his power of the throne that he will do anything to get it even, if he knows it's morally wrong and goes against everyone else. Macbeth's greed and ambition is overwhelming him, and it's clouding his real thoughts that he used to have as a normal person before he had the chance to become so powerful, his greed and ambition will be the end of him. Being already so ambitious and greedy for his throne of power, he goes to far lengths to get what he wants, and then after he has what he wants, the power then takes him over and he not only becomes worse, and abuses the power, he starts to frighten his own wife, the person who got him going on becoming the king. Macbeth after …show more content…

Even so, he starts to scare his wife at how far he is going in abusing his power and making sure he never loses it. He starts to become overwhelmed with his power and thinks nothing can stop him. “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter! Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo! (1.3.53;70-71).” Macbeth is going to only fall from his power. With Macbeth at his peak of power trying to keep it, the only downfall of him will be his own. Kim Jong-Un like Macbeth, came to power with an unfair tactic, has abused his powers, and ultimately had some consequences from the rest of the world as a result just proving yet again, that using power not so responsibly, like Macbeth is not ok. Kim after taking power already abused it as soon as he got the chance. “After Kim assumed supreme leadership of North Korea, he reportedly executed or removed many senior officials that he had inherited from his father’s regime.” Kim is already abusing his power to kill people just because he did not like them, to stay in power and keep what he wants, as did Macbeth trying to stay in his power. Kim has abused his power saying that he will blow up the country if he isn't in power. “more brutal figure who doesn’t play by his elders’—or, it seems, anyone else’s—rulebook.” Kim is starting to

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