Macbeth Couple: A Declining Family Tree and Tradition

Asghar Moulavi Nafchi, Morteza Sobhani Zadeh, Mitra Mirzayee


Plays and theatrical acts are in a sense considered to be efficacious on the stage for their use of soliloquys, supernatural turns, and different forms of literary concepts. They convey social pressures not only inside the minds of characters but also in the form of emotions provoked from the audience. Shakespeare’s plays treat universal themes which consist of different eminent dynamics which do not alter through time. Shakespeare’s works are always critically blurred by falling within the scope of psychological and social tendencies. The main characters can be examined through different point of views. There are certain Shakespearean plays where the playwright challenges prevailing views on gender and power. Macbeth can be considered as a play open to examination through different psychological and social interpretations. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth stand among those complex dramatic characters who are open to psychological and feministic interpretation. This study attempts to illustrate the dark side of the challenge between gender and power, the consequences of crime, and the guilt felt inside the characters’ minds, all to show the main characters condition as that of declining characters.


Feminism, Gender, Inescapable guilt, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Natural hierarchy.

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