'Macbeth' Themes


Leaving Certificate English Mind Map on 'Macbeth' Themes, created by yermakalesia on 05/23/2013.
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'Macbeth' Themes
  1. Kingship
    1. Appearance vs Reality
      1. Equivocation
        1. * Shakespeare aligns equivocation with evil in an attempt to please King James I.
          1. * The witches use equivocal language to encourage Macbeth to kill Duncan.
            1. * The equivocal apparitions bolster Macbeth's confidence and tempt him towards greater evil.
            2. Hallucinations and Dreams
              1. * Macbeth's hallucinations reveal his fraying mental state.
                1. * Shakespeare uses the motif of hallucinations to reveal Macbeth's guilt.
                  1. * Lady Macbeth's guilt is revealed through sleepwalking.
                  2. Deception
                    1. * Ironically, Duncan sees how deceptive individuals can falsely win his trust.
                      1. * Lady Macbeth uses deception as a strategy within the play.
                        1. * Macbeth also uses deception as a key tactic.
                      2. Evil
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