Themes across Macbeth

Supernatural It is presented to the audience in varied forms. Witches, a floating dagger, a ghost, and prophetic apparitions make appearance throughout Macbeth. The uses of supernatural in Macbeth are significant, and are essential to the progression of the plot. … It foreshadows future events and a Macbeth’s tragic downfall.Witches represent transgressive females “chopping fingers”The danger of the supernatural
Roles of women/men Lady Macbeth is the focus of much of the exploration of gender roles in Macbeth. As Lady Macbeth propels her husband toward murdering Duncan, she indicates that she must take on masculine characteristics. Her most famous speech addresses this issue. In Act I, Scene 5, after reading Macbeth’s letter in which he details the witches’ prophecy and informs her of Duncan’s impending visit to their castle, Lady Macbeth indicates her desire to lose her feminine qualities and gain masculine ones. She cries, “Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts! unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top full / Of direst cruelty” (I.5.38-41).Clearly, gender is out of its traditional order. This disruption of gender roles is also presented through Lady Macbeth’s usurpation of the dominant role in the Macbeth’s marriage; on many occasions, she rules her husband and dictates his actions.
Ambition and power The main theme of Macbeth—the destruction wrought when ambition goes unchecked by moral constraints—finds its most powerful expression in the play’s two main characters. Macbeth is a courageous Scottish general who is not naturally inclined to commit evil deeds, yet he deeply desires power and advancement
Madness Quotes Explaining Lady Macbeth’s Madness”Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts! unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top full / Of direst cruelty; / make thick my blood, / Stop up the access and passage to remorse, / That no compunctious visitings of nature / Shake my fell purpose.” ( Macbeth I i.v. 40-62)-Madness in the play Macbeth is shown in many characters, one being Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth’s madness is shown in various acts and scenes of the play, her madness is one of the main causes of Macbeth’s downfall.a) Lady Macbeth became obsessed with power and pressured Macbeth to commit the crime by challenging his masculinity and putting their love on the line
Religion At this time, England was a Christian country. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth went against (religion) by taking away life.
The order of being When Macbeth kills the king, it was essentially seen as him killing God because the monarchy and God were seen on the same footing. Macbeth turned away from God and religion to the supernatural as he was led on by witches.

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