Macbeth: Corruption

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Macbeth: Corruption

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 what ever decision they make that directly conflicts the lives of other people, they don't feel responsible. That's when npower 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 tradgity "Macbeth" there are many examples of corruption. When Macbeth became Thane of Cowdor 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...
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