Power is a very interesting thing to hold. Many good-natured men have been destroyed by power and turned away from their morals as a result. When giving a man absolute power, it’s ingrained in the human brain to take it to a new level. This ideal is present in every type of government, regardless of if it’s a dictatorship or a government supported by autonomy. Modern day government suffers from this power hungry greed.
In edition these authors use characters, particularly Jack and Macbeth, as examples of man’s self-corruption by letting our natural greedy self-centred self’s come through. Through their works it is shown, likewise their belief that if everybody revealed their true natures, the world would tear itself apart by the unconscious want for power that man will stop at nothing to get. Nevertheless in this game of survival, dishonorable tactics are used to climb the ladder swiftly with the deep craving of attaining the pinnacle of power. On the other hand, and perhaps more importantly evil is also revealed by the telling actions of the characters. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph, the nobler of the two leaders on the island, has the conch, which symbolizes power.
This lack of self-belief leaves Macbeth striving for more and more power, which means more people had to die. Of course for this to happen, for choices to be made, Macbeth needed the counsel and the... ... middle of paper ... ...rue to himself. The biggest decisions that he made throughout the play were only completed because he got the reassurance of others. This delineates how nefarious and greedy Macbeth is as a nobleman and as a King. In fact, the one quality that Malcolm shared in Act four sums up all of what Macbeth is.
Orwell and Shakespeare both demonstrate how power will take control of your life and how it will eventually lead to death by demonstrating power causes direct selfishness, irrational behavior, and paranoia. Power and control are the strongest desires. In 1984, Orwell exhibits how power can affect someone; he also shows that this leads to greed and selfishness. The Party is rampant. They do not care how many lives are lost; they will fight for power at all costs.
In Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh faces a lot of trial and error with the usage of power throughout different quests. Power is seen as the ruler of evil in Gilgamesh’s case. When analyzing the word power, power can be used to separate different social groups, but power can’t stop death which was the ideal lesson Gilgamesh learns throughout his journey. While overcoming different challenges throughout his life, he overcame the power of tradition, the will to survive, and the fear of failure. Power is the most dangerous threat anybody can have especially a careless man.
The article explains “Archetypal death”; Kull states that “there is a desire, usually unconscious, that draws us toward world destruction”. There must be some sort of explanation, for why mankind has this propensity to wage wars upon other countries. One might say the main reason is that Country X has something that Country Y has, and there is no other way to get it other than to have a war. Kull’s theory digs much deeper than this; he believes it’s an attractive and almost magnetic force that we as humans possess within us. Consequentially, this means that all humans have this element in our ... ... middle of paper ... ...ay lead to our ultimate undoing.
A particularly disturbing side of modern wars is that they tend to become global so that they may engulf the entire world. There are, doubtless, people who consider war as something grand and heroic and regard it as something that brings out the best man. But this does not in any way alter the fact that war is a terrible dreadful calamity and this is especially true of an atomic war. But though war is an evil, we must recognize the fact that it is a necessary, inescapable evil. A glance at the past history of the world will show war has been a recurrent phenomenon in the history of nations.
war Day after day on the news we see what the damage that violence has caused. Lots of people in this world think that it would be a better place with out violence, but that most assuredly will not happen. Most violence is horrible and unruly and quite unnecessary, however there are types of violence, which, for lack of a better word, needed. For this I mean Wars, self-defense and entertainment, which are completely necessary and have shaped history. Wars are how people defend themselves on a larger more powerful scale the use national power instead of individual to defend their way of life.
Claudius is a villain because of his enormous greed, his overwhelming selfishness and his use of intelligence for evil purposes. Claudius was motivated to take the throne for many reasons but one of the mains ones was his enormous greed. Claudius was not happy being the king’s brother, or being super wealthy, but rather he wanted to be the king himself, he wanted to be the wealthiest and most powerful man in entire kingdom. Claudius reflects back on what he has done when he says, “Forgive me my foul murder? /That cannot be; since I am still possessed/ Of those effects for which I did the murder-/ My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen.” (Hamlet 3.3.52-55).
The goal of most people is to make as much money as possible, whether they are stockbrokers on Wall Street or homeless and begging for money. It is human nature to be greedy and to want to acquire as much wealth as possible. There are many ways to make money, but even some of the wealthiest people make their money in a corrupt manner. Corruption in business is obviously wrong, but when crooked businessmen are influenced by society, extremely greedy, and are addicted to money, it is hard for them to turn away from the possible profits of unfair business. In the early 1900’s true businessmen began to emerge, thinking of many different ways to make money fast and efficiently.