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It is the rise of Vladimir Lenin, told as a Macbeth story. It is a DISILLUSIONMENT
PLOT which shows that power does not corrupt, but rather reveals character.
Another major subtext would be along the lines of “The best laid plans” or “The
road to hell is paved with good intentions.” As well, it shows that “the past is
prolog” to borrow line from KING LEAR.
The point of entry into the story is particularly fascinating as it is at once dynamic:
Lenin is brought to von Hindenburg and two dark and sinister characters within the
German High Command, by Eric Ludendorf – the de facto leader of Germany at this
time. It is much like Macbeth brought to the Three Witches, as well, the plot that
emerges is entirely similar in scope, an the character trees line up well…
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