Implications And Moral Dues Of Power Essay

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Implications and Moral Dues of Power History is no stranger to power. It has witnessed the rise and fall of tyrants, dictators and corrupt rulers. However, among this group of rulers and figures of authority, there were men that came from a tradition of honor and justice. Although, during the course of their life they were swayed from this tradition by the alluring elixir of power, once they relinquished this power they returned to their former tradition. Yang Guang was one of these men. A grand military man that loyally served his father and Empire. When crowned prince in 600 BC he succumbed to the promise of power and treasonously murdered his father,Yang Jian, in 604 BC. His rule was a constant battle with insurgencies, the Koreans and revolts. When his life was finally ended after 14 years of ruler, order was restored. It was these situations that Shakespeare was attempting to illustrate in Macbeth. He did succeed in showing that power sways honorable men. The downfall and resurgence of Macbeth’s honor develops through the entire play. Although many see Macbeth as the personification of evil, this was not always the case. Prior to the murder of Duncan, the rightful King of Scotland, Macbeth was a loyal soldier and Thane. During Duncan’s conflict with Macdonwald, Macbeth rises to the occasion. As the Bleeding Sargent notes, that Macbeth, against all odds, challenged Macdonwald and was successful in crushing both Macdonwald and the traitorous Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth…

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