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Throughout history tyrants have come and gone They come into position with knowledge and power When the tyrant holds such power he also holds a great responsibility Because of the power the tyrants ego will become very large causing his thinking to be camouflaged However since the mental state of the mind is decreasing the ability to be responsible lacks greatly A great philosopher by the name of Lord Acton put this idea into a profound phrase Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely In this quote Lord Acton observes that having power may corrupt someone slightly He then goes on to say that having absolute power such as a tyrant will cause absolute corruption in the most likely form of mentality and death In Shakespeares Macbeth the plot happens to follow the exact words of Lord Acton As Macbeths power rises his mind fails Personal desire can cause a man to do horrible things Once he desires something such as power he will likely go to any extent to achieve it In the beginning of Macbeth three witches predict futures for Banquo and Macbeth When Macbeth discovers that he shall be thane of Cawdor he believes it to be a temptation Soon after when he is officially named thane of Cawdor Macbeth realizes that the witches might be right Two truths are toldAs happy prologues to the swelling actThis supernatural solicitingCannot be ill cannot be good If ill Why hath is given me earnest of successIf good why do I yield to that suggestion At this moment he is thinking about murdering Duncan but decides that he would be unable to do it As the play moves forward his desire increases He wants the power He is not fine with Duncan being king anymore He knows that in order to be king Duncan is the only man in his way With the murder of Duncan Macbeths desire overtakes his ability to live in reality Macbeths
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