May 18, 2014 22:00
Once again, the underlying theme is the exploration of the condition of man and his nature, particularly, here, in terms of the problematic and exercise of power.
The sense of Shakespear’s tragedy is the transition from a fatal and magic sphere to the psychological and human. Like the witches, Lady Macbeth becomes a creature of the night and her identification with those beings, who seem the very breath of earth and air, incarnated in her own physical feminine presence, underscores the progressive transition from the metaphysical to the human.
The principal that governs the entire structure of Macbeth is “antithesis”.
The feminine explored here, embodies the creative and destructive nucleus of the passage of the events, the force which incites, transforms, exalts, condemns and arms, along a tragic path made of promises, potential, ambition, fear, guilt, blame, punishment and madness; all emerging from the wild ebb and flow of human conscience.