Macbeth Themes – Revenge

When do we see the theme of revenge in Macbeth ? When Banquo’s ghost appears, apparently seeking revenge for his death, Macbeth notes that ‘Blood will have blood’. Later, when Macbeth summons the witches, the ghost of Banquo ‘smiles’ at him, implying this his revenge is complete and that his decedents will be kings.
How do we see revenge between Macduff and Macbeth? By murdering Macduff’s family Macbeth sets himself against the one man who can defeat him. Macduff’s mission for revenge is entirely personal and he promises Macbeth that escaping from him is as likely as heaven forgiving him.

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