Macbeth Leadership Qualities

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What qualities would the perfect leader have? Justice, verity, temperance, stableness, bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, devotion, patience, courage, and fortitude are all qualities that a good leader should have ("The Complete Text of Macbeth: Scenes from Shakespeare's Macbeth"). These qualities make for the perfect leader who is kind and understanding yet knows how to rule the country. However, not all of these qualities are as important as others. Temperance, fortitude, and verity are the most important qualities of a leader. Without these qualities, a leader could be greedy, lack self-control, be too harsh to the people, and more. Temperance is a powerful quality for a leader to have. By having such a quality a leader can…show more content…
Fortitude is mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously ( An example of a leader with fortitude is Martin Luther King Jr. If it were not for his courage he would not have been able to stand up for what was right and fight for civil rights because he would have stepped down and given up against all the people against him; however, his fortitude helped him persevere and led to the Civil Rights being enacted ("List of Courageous People throughout History "). This is just one example of a leader who used the quality of fortitude to help to improve civilization; others may include Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln. Each of the previous used fortitude to improve their home, and without this quality what they did may have never been a part of…show more content…
Verity is the quality or state of being true or real ("Verity"). Many leaders, usually in their campaigns, try to make themselves sound better than they truly are by telling people lies about what he or she will do for the country and the people. They also tell lies about their personality. Macbeth lacked this quality, he would lie to people about who he really was---a murderer and a traitor. Since Macbeth lacked this quality, the people eventually turned against him as they found out more about him. Later they even fought against him in battle ("The Complete Text of Macbeth: Scenes from Shakespeare's Macbeth"). It is important to have verity so the people have nothing to find out later causing them to turn against that

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