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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When the story begins, Macbeth truly is a “peerless kinsman” to the king (1.4.66); however, as the story progresses others refer to him in this way only because they are oblivious to his true desire” (Balwan 3). As Balwan states, Macbeth has as significant change due to the so call “power” of being king. While Macbeth transitions to a new form of character, he isolates himself from Lady Macbeth. As the power increases, Macbeth is determined to kill.
In Bradley K. Martin’s novel, Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, North Korea and the Kim Dynasty, Martin is on a tour at North Korea with fellow journalists. He tells of his surprising experience with North Korean culture. In the first chapter, “To the City of the God-King,” Martin argues that North Korea depicts their leader to be “God-like.” He goes about describing his surroundings in descriptive detail in attempt to allow the reader to realistically visualize what he encounters. Martin is bothered by the propaganda North Korea uses.
In the story, Macbeth becomes nervous that Banquo will over power him. “But to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo Stick deep, and in his royalty of nature Reigns that which would be feared. ' Tis much he dares, And to that dauntless temper of his mind To act in safety. There is none but he Whose being I do fear.”
The play entitled Macbeth by William Shakespeare portrays Macbeth, a loyal and brave thane to the king. When a prophecy reveals he will become king, Macbeth is overcome with ambition and greed. Convinced of this prophecy and the encouragement from his wife, he is able to kill the king and take the throne. Although Macbeth was able to obtain the throne, he was was overwhelmed by power and guilt leading to internal conflict, which suggests that success is not desirable through cheating and corruption and ultimately cost more than its actually worth, Macbeth`s reckless pursuit of killing and becoming the king is representative of the power he has and what he is able to do with the power he's gained; therefore. His relentless ambition for king reveals the guilt behind power.
In Macbeth, Shakespeare writes about a man named Macbeth, who has a very strong ambition to be the the king of Scotland. His credulousness led him into believing the prophecy from the three witches without thinking rigorously. Because of this prophecy, Macbeth is willing to do everything he can to gain the throne, even to the extreme of murdering someone. Shakespeare uses syntax, similes, and personification to convey the evolution of Macbeth’s insanity.
Macbeth is struggling and entangled with the advantage and disadvantage of killing Duncan. Macbeth appears hallucination under the temptation of power: “Mine eyes are made the fools o’th’ other senses, / Or else worth all the reset I see thee still, / And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood, / Which was not before. There’s no such thing.
When we are first presented with the character of Macbeth he is pictured as a noble and loyal warrior. However, once his future is presented to him by the witches saying that he, Macbeth, is to become the next great King of Scotland, he begins to lose focus and makes the wrong decisions. Macbeth begins to only make choices that will benefit only himself and to gain power. Becoming almost unrecognizable to the person he once was. After confronting his wife, Lady Macbeth, he isn't the only one with a lust for power.
William Shakespeare, playwright of Macbeth, shows the importance that power and corruption can hold on a person’s humanity. In order to prove the true effect of personal gains, he uses the main character, Macbeth, to show how evil people are willing to become. Personal power has the ability to be essential to greatness, but at the same time is able to destroy a person’s true nature. Believe it or not, Macbeth once was a man of honor. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was loyal to King Duncan, a strong military leader, and a respected husband.
Macbeth’s impatience for power leads to drastic actions. He murders the king in the belief that “this blow might be the be-all and end-all” (1.7.5). This assassination could never “trammel up the consequence” (1.7.2-3), as Macbeth believes, but only leads to more trouble. Although Macbeth seizes the throne, Macbeth had to betray his loyalty to the king whose “virtues will plead like angels” (1.7.18-19), and his morality has paid the price. Macbeth has now lost all sense of what honor is by using such dishonest ways to become king.
At the beginning of the play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth learns that he will become King. When he realised he could be the leader, the power he desperately craves motivates him to alter his character. “Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done.” (2.4.6-14)
Macbeth is also a power hungry man who would do just about anything to achieve his goal of becoming King. When Macbeth first hears the prophecies from the three witches he instantly became invested with the journey to become king. Similar to Lady Macbeth, nothing was going to come between him and his potential power, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man. That function is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is but what is not” (1.3.52-55). This quote exemplifies how Macbeth’s initial solution to becoming king was murder.
Probably the only country in the world that totally rejects globalization, North Korea, upon becoming a separate country in 1948 when the Korean peninsula was divided into two separate countries in the aftermath of WWII, has emerged today as the world’s most enduring isolated totalitarian socialist society in recent history, according to Freedom House. Trapped somewhere amid a medieval monarchy and a communist party-state, North Korea has been ruled under an iron fist doctrine for more than half a century by the dynastic succession Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il and Kim Jong-un (hereinafter referred to as the Kims) still exhibiting many features of the typical Stalinist political system and bureaucratic regime, emphasizing the one man–centered
“If good, why do I yield to that suggestion[killing Duncan]/Whose horrid image doth unify my hair” (I, III, 144-145). This quote indicates that the force of ambition is so strong within Macbeth that even he himself cannot understand why it is making him think of killing Duncan. Likewise, Macbeth’s ambition to become king is further emphasized after Duncan names his son Malcolm as his successor. Here, Macbeth says that he will have to “oerleap,/For in my way it [Malcolm] it lies” (I, III, 55-57).
Kim Il-Sung, a respected and beloved leader born to poor parents in Pyongyang, the heart of North Korea. He ruthlessly managed to make his way into power to become the first North Korean Dictator, by “fighting the Japanese and saving Korea from American imperialism” (Martin, 2006 p. 16). Kim was not only a leader to his people but also a father, he told the orphans of Korea “think of me your father and you my children”. (ibid 2006 p. 10) Those around him “saw him as a god, a genius from heaven who was a guerrilla fighter that founded the nation”.