Macbeth Main Themes

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  • Key Themes
    • Ambition
      • 'impedes the from the golden round'
      • 'stars hide your fires'
      • Ambition takes over Macbeth until he cannot see reality anymore
    • Guilt
      • Many recurring themes of guilt throughout the play
      • 'I could not say amen'
      • 'could all the sea of Neptune wash away the blood from my hands'
    • Supernatural
      • Linked to-The Witches, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
      • Witches are the main evil
      • 'fair is foul and foul is fair'
      • 'is this a dagger I see before me'
    • Religion
      • Many quotes from Macbeth and Lady Macbeth go against the beliefs of the time
      • Religion and the great chain of being are closely linked
    • Relationships
      • Lady Macbeth has control over Macbeth
      • 'to full o the milk of human kindness'
      • Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth and emasculates to pressure  him into murdering Duncan

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