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The Ambition Of Hitler And Macbeth

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When one is ambitious in gaining power by the force of evil or by the used of violence, there is no stopping this one from what he or she is going to do. This is one of the moral ethical of humanity, something that every human being must suffer during their time of existence. It is also what William Shakespeare tried to show humanity that being ambitious will never bring any good to one person nor will it give happiness to one person. During the time of Shakespeare, the time of the Renaissance, many dukes, lords, thanes, monarch, and commoners were ambitious in gaining power. They all slew each other, even their own bloodline to gain power over the other. Shakespeare then wrote a play know ...view middle of the document...

Macbeth, along with Banquo, his best friends, were the "captains" (I,i,37) for Scotland, under the ruler Duncan. Both Hitler and Macbeth had served for their country before becoming the ruler of their country, they both had learned and cherished the system of their country before trying to make a change to their country. While serving for his country, Hitler was known for his bravery in World War I, doing dangerous duties and sacrificing himself for the country. Macbeth, under Duncan, was also praised by his comrades. Thanks to his devotion in defeating the Norway, Macbeth was praised as the "brave Macbeth" (I,ii,8). The only difference between Hitler and Macbeth was their reason of trying to be ambitious in gaining power. In Hitler's view, when he was serving for Germany, he does not like the system of the German's government and also believed that the Jews were the caused of the triumph of Germany in WWI. Because of that, Hitler wanted to rule Germany to make Germany a better country for their kind. But in Macbeth's view, he wanted to become king because of the witches' prediction. However, his main reason of trying to kill Duncan and rule Scotland was because of his "only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other" (I,vi,28-29). Both Hitler and Macbeth intention of trying to be dominance and a tyrant was because of their ambition for power.After Hitler and Macbeth were able to rule their own country, their ambition was pretty much gone, except for getting rid of all the clues or anything that will stop them from being a ruler. Throughout Hitler's time in the German's government, Hitler believed that the Jews were the cause of the triumph of Germany. As Hitler gained popularity and fame through his organization of the Nazi, Hitler overthrew President Hindenburg and took over Germany. During his time of ruling Germany, Hitler created a holocaust which killed millions of Jews and were not yet satisfied, he even killed all those that were helping the Jews or were not of German race. It seems as if Hitler really enjoyed killing the people that were not German. Macbeth is also similar to Hitler in this concept of the liking of killing people. But unlike Hitler, Macbeth did not killed as many as Hitler and only kill those that he believed will keep him from being a successful ruler. The first one that Macbeth killed to become a successful king was Duncan but as before he killed Duncan, he said "I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is knell that summons thee to heaven, or to hell" (II,i,71-73). After Macbeth had killed Duncan to get the throne of Scotland,...

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