The Importance Of Leadership In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Being a leader can be very important. It takes a great amount of effort to become and stay a leader. Leaders should be able to motivate people and be able to control them to an extent. Good leadership can recognize that they cannot always have the answer to everything. They try to reeducate themselves as often as they can to become a better leader. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character becomes a coward. He uses his imaginative mind to come up with creative solutions to problems and plan ahead for multiple different things. Macbeth also has a great amount of ambition to get anything he wanted and he was always determined to do whatever it takes to get him what he wanted. He had to be aggressive sometimes to achieve his goals and satisfy …show more content…
Macbeth is killing Duncan and it seems like he does not want to own up to what he just did. “I go and it is done. The bell invites me/Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell/That summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (2.1.75-7) Macbeth is trying to blame the murder on anything but himself. In this quote he is saying the bell is the one that told him to kill Duncan, so it’s not really his fault. This is acting very cowardly because he knows that the bell did not tell him to kill Duncan and he should just take the blame for what he did. This is the first time we see Macbeth act cowardly, but it will happen many other times when he murders someone else. Macbeth also tries to make it look like Duncan’s sons were the ones who killed him and he just wants to make sure he does not look like a suspect. Adolf Hitler was a coward for almost the same reasons as Macbeth. Hitler was making other people kill millions and millions of innocent people. He hardly ever did it himself and this made him look like a coward. He did not want people to blame him entirely for these killings. Hitler was responsible for the deaths of many innocent people and soldiers from other countries, but he could always say that he technically did not kill anyone because other people would do the murders for him. Hitler and Macbeth both know what they are doing and what they are doing is wrong, but they do not want take …show more content…
Macbeth is being very ambitious because he wants to become king. In order to become king, he has to kill Duncan first since he is the king originally. At first Macbeth is a little skeptical about murdering the king, but he realizes that there is a good chance that he can become king if he does it, so he follows through with the plan to kill Duncan. “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.” (1.4.58-60) Macbeth is describing his ambition as black and deep desires. This makes it sound terrible, but what he is trying to do is incredibly terrible. His ambition is basically to kill anyone who gets in his way of becoming king. Duncan and his sons are in Macbeth’s way, so killing Duncan made it a little easier and Duncan’s sons fled to other countries. This makes the sons look suspicious of killing their father and nobody is really suspicious of Macbeth now, so he can become king just like he wanted. Macbeth just wants to be able to control people and be powerful and that is exactly what he will get eventually. Hitler is just like Macbeth in this way because he will do whatever it takes to get power. He wanted all the power in Germany and he wanted to get revenge on the Jews and other people living there. He thought the only way he could do this is to have all the power. One of Hitler’s main goals was to

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