When people come into a position of power where the definition of control becomes a new definition according to their point of view, they unleash a feeling in their minds that whatever decision they make that directly conflicts the lives of other people, they don’t feel responsible. That’s when power corrupts the minds of people. People in power feel that they can do anything when their in power for a long period of time.
Corruption is something that is motivated by greed and deception. It’s a very sinister personality that controls and destroys people’s live and makes them the kind of person other people don’t want to associate with. When a person is in power, some situations occur when they can acquire anything, lying, bribing, coning, or stealing. With these in mind anybody in power could become a powerful foe.
The reason why corruption has become a problem is because it’s fair to become greedy for more. And soon it gets out of control and now you have a corrupted person who in order to change would have to step out of power and become a person who doesn’t control.
Nothing can really be done to sustain it or avoid it, if you take a corrupt person in power and replace a fair and just person. Sooner or later they also become corrupt. You just have to assume and hope the replacement will be a fair person.
In the tragedy “Macbeth” there are many examples of corruption. When Macbeth became Thane of Cawdor his wife, Lady Macbeth, was very delighted to hear of such news. And when hearing that Duncan, the king, would be coming to dinner at their castle, gave her an idea that maybe they need a new king, Macbeth! This is a perfect example of corruption, as soon as she became more powerful, she was lusting for more. As play carries on the corruption becomes greater with the killing of Banquo. Banquo who was a friend of Macbeth is betrayed when Macbeth, the new king, orders him to be killed only because Banquo has a son named Fleance that Macbeth stupidly believes will take the throne away from him, “To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings!” This of course gets the people suspicious, but now it’s too late, Macbeth had gone crazy as well as Lady Macbeth. Of course then when you’re in power sometimes you think nothing will happen that will hurt you in any way, that your safe in the confinement of your office or room. Of course this never works and there’s always some terrible thing bound to happen to you. And that’s exactly what happens to Macbeth.
All of this killing could’ve been avoided if Lady Macbeth hadn’t pushed Macbeth into killing Duncan in the first place, I believe it was all her fault, being Thane of Cawdor just wasn’t good enough she had to be the most powerful person in Scotland under the king, Macbeth. She was greedy for more.
What happens in the end was the death of Macbeth. He was brutally killed by Macduff, the commander in chief of the English army set out to retake Scotland. He was motivated by the killings of his family, in which Macbeth had killed.
There’s always that deception you make you believe everything is alright but that’s never true
When people come into a position of power where the definition of control becomes a new definition according to their point of view, they unleash a felling in their minds that whatever decision they make that directly conflicts the lives of other people, they don’t feel responsible. That’s when power corrupts the minds of people. People in power feel that they can do anything when their in power for a long period of time. Macbeth is a classic tale of greed and the corrupting influence of power.
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