Macbeth context notes

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  • Macbeth Notes In The Time Macbeth Was Written
    • The lives of women
      • Gender roles meant they had to be caring and kind.
        • They were meant to be pure
        • Lady Macbeth asks to have everything that makes her a a women taken away from her yet she uses feminine trick such as seducing people to get what she wants.
          • She turns back to being weak later on in the play though which is ironic
      • Worth less than men
    • The Gun Powder Plot
      • Aftermath made Catholics unable to vote
        • Poor treatment against catholics
      • 1605
      • Guy fawks and Robert Gatspy
    • Witches
      • King James was particulary superstitious
        • King James
          • Protestant
          • After the gun powder plot he became alot stricter
          • 24th March 1603 (Crowned)
          • wrote a book called Daemonologue
            • about vampires, witches and werewolves
      • Used because many people thought they were evil
        • Showed crime and sin
          • 'Devil does not lie...but leads into templation
      • Associated with dark and death
      • Many people believed they were real including king james
        • King James
          • Protestant
          • After the gun powder plot he became alot stricter
          • 24th March 1603 (Crowned)
          • wrote a book called Daemonologue
            • about vampires, witches and werewolves
      • Messengers of Satan to Catholics

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