Free College Essays - Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
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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
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 Duncan's 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 Macduff's family, he didn't
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
There are five differences between Jack and Macbeth. Firstly, their
ages were different. Jack was a teenager while Macbeth was an adult with a
wife. Secondly, they have different endings. Macbeth was killed in the
end of the story while Jack was rescued. Thirdly, Jack kills to
consolidate his power while Macbeth kills to success his goal. Jack's goal
was achieved in the middle of the story, he had to maintain his power over
others. For Macbeth, he had to kill other people in order to have a chance