Courpution Between Macbeth and Duddy Kravitz

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Corruption Corruption is often fueled by many factors. Many factors lead to corruption in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and Macbeth, written by Mordecai Richler and William Shakespeare, respectively. The importance of money and social prowess leads to corruption in both novels. Furthermore, both works prove how one will often be willing to sacrifice everything they have in order to get what they want. In the end, however, it is seen in both novels that when you let yourself succumb to poor moral judgement, you will certainly be doomed. Monetary values and poor moral judgement leads to corruption in both The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and Macbeth. Money and social recognition prove their infectious, harmful nature in both novels. Duddy places a large importance on money for his entire life. His core belief throughout his whole life is “A man without land is nothing (2)”. As a result, he lets his goals of wealth get in the way of many friendships, such as that with Virgil. Similarily, Macbeth lets his desire to be the most powerful get in the way of many relationships within the novel. He truly believes in the witches prophecy that “Fair is foul and foul is fair (1.1.32)”. His sense of over-entitlement led him to be easily manipulated into killing his good friend and leader King Duncan. Duddy likely inherited his love of wealth from members of his family. He even shows movies he dislikes as a result of his desire for money, seen in the quote "Duddy didn't say a word all through the screening but afterwards he was sick to his stomach." (159) While his father does not place a large importance on wealth, his extremely wealthy uncle proves to have a lasting effect on his development as Duddy is instilled with a desire for wealth. Likewise, Macbeth is easily tempted into killing and manipulating many simply due to the desire for power and social praise. He

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