Compare And Contrast The Leadership Qualities Of Macbeth

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In Macbeth, Macduff and Malcolm’s leadership qualities increase while Macbeth’s withers because they have done good deeds and made the right decisions rather than bad ones. A leader is someone who leads their followers to a greater outcome. At the beginning of the book Macbeth, Macduff, and Malcolm were all well respected. Macbeth was praised for killing the leader of King Duncan's traitors. The captain, King Duncan, and his people praised him. “O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman!” (I. i. 26) His bravery earned him the title, Thane of Cawdor. Malcolm was King Duncan's eldest son and next in line for the throne. Macduff was also a man well known for being a Scottish noble. They were not as popular as Macbeth was. This changes as the Macbeth attempts to fulfill the witches prophecies of those in line for the throne and became so drunk with power along with bloodshed on his hands. …show more content…
As Macbeth gains power and becomes more bloodthirsty with his rising army, Macduff takes leave to find Malcolm and have him take back the throne. People begin to leave Macbeth's side and join Malcolm's. His leadership qualities of honor and power dwindles rapidly as Malcolm and Macduff's army advances towards him. Macduff cared so much about the people of Scotland that he left home to go and persuade Malcolm to take back the throne of Scotland. Being so loyal to the people of Scotland, Macduff even left his family behind. This shows true leadership because of his sacrifice. “All my pretty ones?” (IV.

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