Macbeth Essay | The Corruption of Power

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The Corruption of Power

Summary: Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth, this essay is about how one's desire for absolute power causes corruption, which ultimately leads to their downfall.
The Corruption of Power

"Power does not corrupt men; but fools, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power." In our society, when power is given to qualified, adequate people, their authority is beneficial. However, as George Bernard Shaw illustrates in this quote, when power is in the hands of the immoral, it is abused. In the position of authority, people have the ability to take advantage of others, robbing them of money, property and oftentimes their life. Evidently the abuse of power instigates conflict, however, one's desire to seize power can be equally as damaging, if not more. This characteristic of power is not only recurrent in our society but also worldwide throughout history. During the early 1600s in Europe, numerous books and plays were written about the corruption of power. An example is in the famous play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. In...

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