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Modern Day Parallels to Macbeth Shakespeare Macbeth was a very greedy and unhappy man who was very susceptible to pressure Everyone in todays modern world fits the Macbeth mold in one sense or another There is not a living being that has never fallen prey to peer pressure greed or jealousy Macbeth had always desired and dreamed of being King and ruling over the country His wife wanted Macbeth to be King therefore Macbeth wanted to rule even more Lady Macbeth also craved to be the Queen of Scotland The pressures that Lady Macbeth laid upon Macbeth were unmeasurable Macbeth was constantly influenced by his wife Macbeth had many dreams and wishes of ruling over Scotland He was a very ambitious man His desires and visions of being King seemed possible and achievable With the influences of his wife and the foresights of the three witches Macbeth realized that his dreams could become reality Selfishly not thinking of others Macbeth committed murder to become King He killed Duncan the King of Scotland Macbeth was a very greedy and thoughtless person In a way Macbeth could be classified as jealous He was obviously a bit jealous of Duncan because Duncan had everything including happiness Duncan was the King and Macbeth was not This could cause a lot of jealousy Macbeth had desires and wishes but they were unattainable with Duncan around In the end of the story everyone loses respect for Macbeth and realizes that he was the one who killed Duncan Macbeth was killed This seems like a high price to pay just to be King The strange thing is that Macbeth was filled with extreme guilt and sadness He could not even enjoy his time of rulership A classic modern day parallel to Macbeth who fits the Macbeth mold is Tanya Harding Tanya was a figure skater who was not number one Kim Campbell on the
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