A Modern Macbeth

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A Modern Macbeth When looking back on the recent decades or even last week, it is not difficult to find a Macbeth-like figure in mainstream American culture. In this it is meant that these individuals experience a downfall in an attempt to gain power. One such figure was former President Richard Nixon. Nixon was long associated with American politics before his fall from grace. He was along time senator before finally being elected president in 1968. …

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…unfair advantage. Macbeth either killed or tried to intimidate anyone that he felt was in his way. Murder cannot be equated to spying but the main idea is that they both did whatever it took to maintain their power. Like Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Richard Nixon ascended to power only to have a downfall and end up with nothing. It was their attempt to gain and maintain this power that lead to this fall from grace.