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Power and Corruption
Power is represented by King Duncan and Macbeth
MacBeth and Lady Macbeth Desire greater power - ambition
Power is shown to corrupt Macbeth
Religion and the Supernatural
Religion and the supernatural are presented as opposing forces of Good and Evil
The place good characters live a Christian life and respect the great chain of being
The bad characters in the play are either Supernatural or are influenced by the supernatural.
Temptation and Manipulation
Macbeth is easy manipulated buy the witches and Lady Macbeth
He is tempted by power and greatness
Lady Macbeth manipulates his insecurities about his Manliness
While the witches manipulate his paranoia and make him overconfident
Duty and Betrayal
Characters show moral and religious obligation to the King
In the play, characters are rewarded for their duty and punished for betrayal
Macbeth's betrayal of King Duncan also brings a spiritual punishment
Shakespeare's presentation of duty and portrayal is also a show of support for James 1st.
Guilt and Madness
Shakespeare uses blood as a recurring symbol of guilt from Macbeth and Lady Macbeth they both feel guilty about the Killing of the king.
lady macbeth's guilt isn't apparent until later in the play
Macbeth guilt and paranoia affect his sanity
Lady Macbeth more extreme and she eventually killed herself
Secrets and Lies
Macbeth becomes a secretive once the witches prophecies start to come true
Lady Macbeth tells her husband how how to lie and hide the truth
Secrets and lies are also presented as having some honorable motivation, i.e. Ross wanting to spare Macduff the truth about his family being murdered.