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Morality and the politics of Shakespeare’s Macbeth

E. Lickindorf
Literator | Vol 8, No 3 | a871 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v8i3.871 | © 1987 E. Lickindorf | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 1987 | Published: 07 May 1987

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E. Lickindorf,, South Africa

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When morality is defined in terms of moral theology, and politics in the pragmatic terms of gaining and retaining power, the two concepts as they are developed in Shakespeare’s Macbeth are not mutually incompatible but mutually interdependent. This article seeks to establish the moral elements of pragmatic kingship in the play.


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