Essay Macbeth: Soviet Union and Macbeth

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Through-out history, similarities have been found between historical figures and fictional characters. The character “Macbeth” created by William Shakespeare for the play “Macbeth. One of the most easily explainable examples of this would be with previous soviet ruler, Joseph Stalin. Stalin got to power by creating a platform of trust while being the General Secretary. He was extremely close to Lenin and his supporters. As Macbeth was to King Duncan, loyalty and trust to the previous head of power, he eliminated the threats to his power. Killing members of government and his friends became a past time for the man of the hour. Anyone dared to defy his ideals were "taken care of". Macbeth also had a similar method of who he got rid of; Banquo was the most definite turning point in Macbeth’s character. Killing his best friend and loyal servant to the throne. Both Macbeth and stalins wife's killed themselves, neither showed any feels of regret or remorseSo why does power corrupt individuals? In the late 1800's, written by Lord Acton "power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." When power is acquired, The stress and fear of losing this control drive people to do criminal deeds. Deporting, murder, exile, labour camps, they all have been used to keep these secret actions out of the public eye. Joseph Stalin;
December 18, 1878 - March 5, 1953. Macbeth Stalin fixed himself to closely with Lenin. After the 1917 revolution, Vladimir Lenin was the head of the Bolshevik political faction and the Russian nation. Whenever possible, Stalin presented himself as Lenin's right-hand man, and, following Lenin's death in 1924, he voluntarily defended Lenin's legacy. Macbeth in certain areas is a powerful leader because he is a strong warrior and cares about his men, although power and loyalty got to his head and he began killing those who didn't agree or follow his orders. For the most part, Macbeth could have been a good leader had he not let the power overwhelm him and his guilty conscious get to him. Macbeth was over thrown and was killed by Macduff who was not born from a woman, his head was then brought out on a pole to the people who opposed him. He was replaced by Malcolm, one of King Duncan's sons. Joseph Stalin was the youngest of four children, of Ketevan Geladze and Besarion Jughashvili. At sixteen, he was offered a scholarship to a Georgian Orthodox seminary, but he rebelled against the imperialist and religious order. His performance was recognized but he was expelled in 1899 after missing his final exams. After leaving the seminary, Stalin discovered the writings of Vladimir Lenin (a Marxist leader who served as the key architect of the October Revolution, and the first leader of the Soviet Russia) and chose to become a Marxist revolutionary, ultimately joining Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1903. He became one of the Bolsheviks' chief operatives in the Caucasus, organizing a "military," enforcing strikes and protests, spreading propaganda and raising money through bank robberies, ransom kidnappings and extortion. He earned a bad reputation from being associated with organizing the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery, resulting in several deaths and the stealing of $3.4 million, which troubled him politically for years later. Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, and tells the story of man named Macbeth who receives predictions from three witches, that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and pressured into action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan (his close friend) and takes the throne for himself. His domination is racked with guilt and paranoia after killing Banquo, he soon becomes a brutal ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enemies and . The death of millions rapidly takes Macbeth