Macbeth key themes

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Ambition
Ambition is Macbeth's fatal flaw because he will do anything to become king. "Not without ambition."
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Loyalty and betrayal
Loyalty is rewarded, like Macbeth becoming the thane, and betrayal is punished, like the thanes who betrayed Duncan were executed. "Service and loyalty."
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Kingship
A bad king is "false", "deceitful" and "bloody" whereas a good king is "justice", "merciful" and has "courage".
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Good and evil
Macbeth is a good man who does evil act. Evil is also linked to gender as Lady Macbeth is manipulative but Macbeth is violent. Macbeth is an evil "tyrant"
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Fate and free will
The witches seem to be a messenger of Macbeth's fate and predict what will happen, however Macbeth did not become king like they said, so was this a test for Macbeth and all of this his fault due to his free will. "Chance may crown me."
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Loyalty is rewarded, like Macbeth becoming the thane, and betrayal is punished, like the thanes who betrayed Duncan were executed. "Service and loyalty."

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Loyalty and betrayal

Card 3

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A bad king is "false", "deceitful" and "bloody" whereas a good king is "justice", "merciful" and has "courage".

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Card 4

Front

Macbeth is a good man who does evil act. Evil is also linked to gender as Lady Macbeth is manipulative but Macbeth is violent. Macbeth is an evil "tyrant"

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Card 5

Front

The witches seem to be a messenger of Macbeth's fate and predict what will happen, however Macbeth did not become king like they said, so was this a test for Macbeth and all of this his fault due to his free will. "Chance may crown me."

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