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Macbeth vs. Joseph Stalin

A parallel describing things similar between Macbeth of Shakepeare and Joseph Stalin. By Jennie-Lee Dom.

Bismark Champagne

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of Macbeth vs. Joseph Stalin

Power Hungry After hearing to the witches' prophecy and being urged by Lady Macbeth, Macbeth does everything he can to become king. Death of the Tyrant Macbeth is slain by Macduff according to the witches' prophecy. Paranoia Strikes! Macbeth obsesses over the witches' prophecy, becomes unable to sleep, and murders many during his reign of terror. Admired at the start Vladimir Lenin, a Russian communist revolutionary, was impressed with Joseph Stalin's achievements and invited Stalin to meet him. Macbeth vs. Joseph Stalin Macbeth was admired by even the king, enough to be rewarded Thane of Cawdor after a civil war is won. Using Lenin's injury and new post as General Secretary, Stalin uses his powers to expel "unsatisfactory" party members. Murders Duncan and Banquo. Uses his new position to remove thousands of Leon Trostsky's supporters, then later arranges for Trotsky to be removed from the government. Stalin enacted The Great Purge out of fear of losing power. He had many opponents of his party removed, even having past members critical to him executed. The last stage of the purges was to make sure those who knew to much of the purges were also killed. ...but not without staining history in blood. In previous events, he has Macduff's wife and son murdered, and slays Siward's son in battle. Stalin dies on March 5, 1953, four days after a massive stroke. Millions were killed in the purges. On the day of his funeral, tens of thousands of people crowded in the streets to view the body, and many were crushed. Joseph Stalin Biography
Born in Gori, Georgia, on December 21, 1879
November 1917, Lenin appoints Stalin as Commissar of Nationalities
April 1922, Lenin chooses Stalin for General Secretary
1925, Stalin arranges for Leon Trotsky his main rival for leadership) to be removed from the government
1936, the Great Purge begins
May 6, 1941, Stalin becomes premier of Russia
March 5, 1953, Stalin dies of a stroke Bibliography
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NEWSEUM: The Commissar Vanishes." Newseum. Ed. Sharon Shahid and Michael Bateman. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.newseum.org/berlinwall/commissar_vanishes/index.htm>
Simkin, John. "Joseph Stalin Biography." Spartacus Educational. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSstalin.htm>
Simkin, John. "The Great Purge." Spartacus Educational. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2012. <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSpurge.htm>
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