Macbeth Essay - Leadership

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Macbeth Essay

Every person possesses certain amounts of certain qualities to be a great leader. Some of those qualities are kindness, willingness and bravery. In Macbeth there are many characters in positions of power that may or may not withhold the qualities of a good leader. The king Duncan in my opinion withheld all the qualities to be a great leader. Macbeth on the other hand at one time had the qualities but then, when put into a position of power turned sour. Not very many people posses the qualities that are needed to be an amazing leader and can keep the qualities in a position of power. There are specific qualities for a good leader such as: honesty, loyalty, determined, motivational, dependable, self-controlled and broad
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He shows he was dependable by never retreating when situations got tough. Most of all Duncan was self-controlled and did not look to anyone else for their opinion. Duncan never let anyone persuade him from doing what he thought was right. Duncan was a true leader and withholds all the qualities to formulate him as the ultimate leader.
Macbeth had all the right qualities that a virtuous leader and from a glance you would think that no one could be as great as Macbeth. Macbeth in the beginning showed all the qualities of a leader. He was honourable because he fought for his country with all he had. He was not a coward because he had all his wounds on his front which means that he never turned his back and tried to get away. When shown an opportunity for a position of power, Macbeth turned cold and turned on his own country. The biggest quality that Macbeth does not posse is he is not self-controlled, if Macbeth was self-controlled he would not have killed Duncan but his wife convinced him that it was the right thing to do and the only way to become king himself. Macbeth hated traitors and killed them ruthlessly but then he became one himself. By the end Macbeth was not a good leader at all, he was barely a leader. He was motivated, but motivated in the wrong way, he killing innocent people to keep his position of power. Macbeth is not broad minded, he never saw any ones side but his own. Macbeth at this stage in the game is not a good leader!
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