Corruption In Macbeth: The Tragedy Of Macbeth

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The Tragedy of Macbeth is a play written by the famous poet and playwright William Shakespeare, which explores corruption due to power through the tragic hero Macbeth. In this essay, I will be addressing the ways the protagonist Macbeth is flawed, and how his tragedy reflects our society. Macbeth is highly flawed, such as his easily manipulatable and suggestive personality, causing him to become indecisive and needing reassurance, making it easy for Lady Macbeth to manipulate him into doing her bidding. Cowardliness and overpowering guilt are some of the other flaws of Macbeth, which causes him to act like a tyrant, killing many who stand
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This reflects the way humanity function: often good people can turn into evil, when consumed by the idea of power, money and glory. Macbeth was easily corrupted due to his suggestive personality, causing him to be manipulated by the witches and Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth has a very suggestive and indecisive personality, which makes it very easy for Lady Macbeth to manipulate him. When the witches give Macbeth his prophecy, he is overcome with uncertainty about his future, and Lady Macbeth uses her manipulation to convince him to murder Duncan: 'Thou wouldst be great; / Art not without ambition ' [Lady Macbeth. Act 1, Scene 5].
She uses insults to put him down and tries to make him seem like a coward in her eyes because unlike her, he does not have the courage to kill Duncan to get to the throne: 'And live a coward in thine own esteem / Letting 'I dare not ' wait upon "I would" ' [Lady Macbeth. Act 1, Scene 7]. She manages to convince him to murder Duncan: 'But screw your courage to the sticking place, / And we 'll not fail ' [Lady Macbeth. Act 1, Scene 7]. This decision leads him to overthrow the natural order and to his downfall. Macbeth is also very gullible and not very careful; this is seen especially with the witches ' prophecies. After receiving the first prophecy, he does not believe that this could be a bad sign as Banquo suggests and goes on to
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Although the play was written hundreds of years ago, the negative qualities of greed, ambition, cowardliness and guilt can be seen in everyday life. We often see them in tyrants, such as Joseph Stalin, leaders and politicians, which misuse their power to achieve their own personal goals. However, we fail to notice these qualities in ourselves and others that surround us: these are the qualities of a human that cannot be ever avoided. They are a part of our daily life, from our work to our family life. Often humans can become consumed by the idea of power and glory, forgetting our humility. Fortunately they don 't always have negative consequences, and qualities, such as ambition, can actually help us reach our goals, if

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