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Macbeth and Frankenstein comparison

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MACBETH AND FRANKENSTEIN

QUEST FOR POWER (MACBETH WANTS TO BE KING, VICTOR WANTS TO CREATE LIFE)

-Both have great ambition, get carried away and do unethical things, resulting in the death of innocent people

HALLUCINATIONS

-Macbeth visions the dagger floating, and hears voices talking to him after he murders Duncan

-Victor thinks he sees the creature, but he 's not there

SUPERNATURAL

-Witches in Macbeth

-The Creature in Frankenstein

DISLOYALTY

-Macbeth is disloyal to the previous king (Murders Duncan when he 's visiting his home)

Frankenstein is disloyal to the being that he created and abandoned it

LACK OF APPRECIATION TOWARD HUMAN LIFE

-Macbeth wilfully takes the lives of others to gain power

-Victor Frankenstein creates
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"Macbeth" and Frankenstein share similar quests and tragic flaws, but the treatment of their loved ones is very different.

In regards to the quests of the 'monsters ' in each story, they are very similar in a number of different ways. In Shakespeare 's tale, Macbeth 's quest was that of power. He was bent on being king, so much so that he compromised everything to become the king. All of his ambition and efforts were directed at becoming king and staying king. To him, this required the murder of the previous king, King Duncan. Later on we see that he has even more innocent men, women, and children killed in hopes of sealing his position of power. For example, Banquo and McDuff 's wife and children were murdered at Macbeth 's orders because they directly or indirectly posed a threat to his throne. In Frankenstein 's case, his quest is simply to have power over death. He successfully creates life from death, but fails to see the long-term consequences for his actions, resulting in much more death than life. In both cases, the characters were aiming for a goal that can easily lead to compromise and ruin, and that is the goal of power.

It is in no way wrong to have a desire to become king or strive to discover a way to overcome sickness and disease, but when those desire 's get out of control and there is simply too much ambition, then often the measures that are taken to achieve these
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