How do you compare and contrast the impact on the conflict on Napoleon in Animal Farm and Macbeth in Macbeth?

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Napoleon and Macbeth are both tyrannical, power-hungry leaders.  Both of them create the main conflict in their respective stories: overthrowing a despot.  The difference is that Napoleon replaced a despot with a despot, and Macbeth replaced a worthy king.  Napoleon is not successfully overthrown, but Macbeth is.

They are selfish and abusive of their power.  Both are most interested in holding on to their power. Napoleon is more interested in the benefits of power than Macbeth.

Napoleon and Macbeth both take out the former leader to get power, but Napoleon does so with a coalition.

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