Macbeth: Trust and Betrayal

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Comparative Essay on Trust of Macbeth and The Social Network While many may argue that trusting others is easier to get by and freeing, the movie The Social Network and the Shakespearean play Macbeth seems to disagree. Trust should be earned and should be not given carelessly. Many would take advantage of the trust because of their greed. The relationship between Macbeth and Banquo; Macbeth and Duncan can be compared to Mark and Eduardo; Mark and the Winklevoss twins. These pairings reveal the negative effects of being too trusting leading to their ultimate downfall. However, Sean and Mark’s collaboration compared to Malcolm and Macduff shows a rare case in both stories of trust receiving a positive effect. The Social Network and Macbeth leans towards negative side to trust, however at times to trust others can be advantageous.
The friendship between the characters of both “The Social Network” and Macbeth is ruined by the inconvenient trait of being too trusting and the end results in betrayal. There is a similarity between the relationship of Banquo and Macbeth, and the relationship of Mark and Eduardo. Starting with the characters from the Shakespearean literature, Banquo and Macbeth have fought together in the war and won. Banquo, who fought alongside with the outstanding warrior- Macbeth is like Eduardo, who have provided Mark with the algorithm to help him create Facemash. The two characters Macbeth and Mark are both very ambitious people who strives for success however they both took advantage of their friend’s trusting personalities and betrayed them in the end. Mark is jealous of Eduardo because he is able to get into the Phoenix club, even though he already has a to-be-billionaire site. Similarly, Macbeth and Banquo were given words of their futures stating that Macbeth is to be crowned king and Banquo will have seeds of kingship. The two…...

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