Transgression in Macbeth

Transgression in Macbeth

Macbeth himself breaks obvious moral boundaries when he orders the killing of many innocent people, such as Lady Macduff and her son. Yet before his reign of terror begins, Macbeth violates a much greater boundary at the time of writing: the divine rights of kings. By killing Duncan, Macbeth is indirectly rebelling against God, which links to the moral transgression explored in Frankenstein. Macbeth appears to break any and every boundary in order to achieve his own aim: to have power.

Lady Macbeth is also a transgressive character. She actively defies what is expected of…


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