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1

Great chain of being

Heirarchy of all things that cant be disturbed

2

Positions fixed by god

Earth is the center of the universe
God ruled over the angels
Society pyramid
Same with plants, gold is most valuable

3

Breaking the chain

Transactional if they dont fulfill their responsibilities
Macbeth killed duncan and broke the chain

4

Divine Rights

Kings chosen by gods
The king represented god
Treason is against god

5

The Witches

Witches are evil
Agents of Satan
Can see the future, create storms, sink ships, and change weather

6

Witch symbolism

Breaking of the chain

7

King Duncans murder

Murdered- act of god
After killing him; the audience knows MacBeth will die
Shakespeare reinforces the chain

8

People heirarchy

Men
Women
Children

9

Lady MacBeth

Hunger power
Upsets the chain
Shouldn't bear children
Calls upon evil

10

Macbeth

Weak & nurtering
Upsets the chain aswell
Non masculine
Kills many

11

Title of MacBeth

Aka the scottish play
Written to please king james