Themes Of Politics And Violence In Literature



Today, all over the world, universal themes are still prevalent. Universal themes have been and are still being used in many books and plays. Two subjects that are often described as universal themes are politics and violence.
In the Shakespearean play “Macbeth” the main character, Macbeth, is portrayed as a violent person. Macbeth was an ambitious man whose ambition eventually led to violence. Macbeth, along with another man in the play, was informed that he had the ability, as well as the potential to become king. Macbeth’s ambition led him to become violent; killing the sitting king, as well as anyone who stood in the way of his taking of the throne. A place on the throne was ...

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what he thought he deserved, the other man did not. The other man knew he was not in the proper position in society to become king.
A more recent film that can be related to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is “Lord of the Flies.” In the acclaimed film “Lord of the Flies” a group of young boys are involved in a plane crash. The plane ends up in the middle of the woods where the boys come across some hunters. Jack, the leader of the group, convinces the boys to act in a violent manner towards the hunters. Two of the boys, Ralph and Piggy, chose not to act violently towards the hunters despite the many opportunities they were afforded to do so. A common trait among Jack and Macbeth was their tendency to act in a violent manner, while a common trait among Ralph, Piggy, and the other gentleman from “Macbeth” was to choose not to kill despite their many opportunities.
“Julius Caesar” is a literary selection centered around politics. Shakespeare uses “Julius Caesar” in an attempt to show how ...

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