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Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Macbeth is one of the protagonist in a Shakespeare play Macbeth Jack is also a protagonist in the novel Lord of the Flies The following essay will outline the differences and similarities of these two characters There are five similarities between Jack and Macbeth Firstly they were both leader of some kind Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncans army Secondly they were brave Jack was brave he went up to the top of the hill by himself and searched for the beast Macbeth was brave too he won the battle in the beginning of the story Thirdly they were both ambitious Jack was the leader of the hunting party in the beginning of the story but he wanted to become the leader of the entire group on the island Macbeth wanted to become the king of Scotland after having the conversation with the three witches Fourthly they both became more cruel as they gained more power After Jack formed his own group and set up a camp on Castle Rock he became more cruel than before For Macbeth he hesitated six times before killing Duncan But when he planned to kill Banquo and Macduffs family he didnt hesitated and killed them without regret Lastly they were both superstitious Jack was superstitious he worshipped the Lord of the Flies and held a ritual dance around the camp fire after sacrificing the pig For Macbeth he believed in the fortune telling of the three witches Quote All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All hail Macbeth that should become king here after
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