Comparing Power In Shakespeare's Macbeth And Gollum

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Zaid Suhail ENG3U Mrs. Suchiu December 13, 2014 Macbeth VS Gollum Some people are very motivated to do things and will do anything to reach their goals. Some people are so motivated that they will take it to the next step. These people than become greedy, stingy, and care for no one but themselves. They are driven by ambition, to the extent that nothing but power is useful to them. Lady Macbeth from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Gollum from the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien are two very different people who have the same motivation to do anything for power. Both try to convince their peer to kill a superior whom they respect. Both have an unstable personality, and both are clever and convincing liars. Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill Duncan so that they could be in power. She is also very worried because she thinks he is not man enough to do the job. If her husband is going to be the powerful leader she wants him to be, she must take matters into her own…show more content…
More needs she the divine than the physician”. In this quote the doctor has told the gentlewoman, the one looking after the lady, that people who have done such sin will confess their secrets as they sleep. He then adds that this woman needs a priest not a doctor. Here we can see that from the beginning Lady Macbeth was a strong man like woman, and now all the guilt has gone to her brain and she is going mad. Gollum on the other hand is not much different. Gollum has a constant struggle with Smeagol. They always argue on how they should act. They don’t agree upon each other easily. “We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precioussss. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitsesss. Wicked, trickssssy, falssse! No! Not Master. Yes, precious. False. They will cheat you, hurt you, lie. Master’s my friend. You don’t have any friends. Nobody likes YOU... Not listening. Not listening. You're a liar and a

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