Macbeth Context

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  • Macbeth Context
    • King James 1 of England
      • Given the throne in 1603. Obsessed with withcraft. He believed that they would have had the power to control the weather and to affect crops and livestock.
        • James 1 used the idea of the Divine Right of Kings, perhaps because he felt insecure in himself
    • Written between 1603 and 1606
    • Succession and order
    • Divine Order and Right of Kings
    • Ghosts and Christian beliefs
    • God ordered all creation. Everything on earth was considered a divine hierarchy with God at the top. Primarily Christian society.
    • Fate, Destiny and fortune


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