TED Talk: Dystopia

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In the play Macbeth, the character Macbeth quality was his also his flaw. In the first act he is portrayed as an ambitious soldier who determinedly fought the rebels Macdonwald and Luck; “For brave Macbeth--- well he deserves that name--/ Disdaining fortune, with his brandish steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valor’s minion carved out his passage(I.i.16-19).” As mentioned before, his quality was his flaw as well, for his ambition to be king was stronger than the lives lost throughout this play. When Lady Macbeth manipulates him to kill King Duncan, calling him a coward is a small part in what got the whole his whole downfall going. “When you durst do it, then you were a man; (I. vii. 49)” The anti-hero V, from V for Vendetta, fought against his corrupt government as well as for revenge to what was done to him in a concentration camp (run by the government).” V fought back by destroying what the dystopian government brainwashed their citizens with (exposing the truth, blowing up buildings, killing important people). He was successful in the sense that he got the citizens to start thinking for themselves.