Heaven and Hell are also prominent features as use in imagery, and they show the dependence Shakespeare's society had on religion.
Macbeth himself gives indication that he believes his acts are evil, and that he will receive punishment. This indicates that he knows he is facing an eternity of damnation.
For this reason he shows remorse, but this remorse is subdued, and eventually disappears for good.
An analysis of external and internal conflicts reveals the ultimate fate of king Duncan, and the expected roles of the genders in that era, the true identities of the main characters, and importance of being distinguished as a true man.
Through examining the internal and external conflicts we notice what people go through to obtain a certain desire and what plan of action they will take to achieve it.
By the end of the play all signs of Macbeth's remorse and guilt have disappeared.
Macbeth then callously wishes Banquo well, and calls him "dear friend..we miss", even though he has just ordered his brutal and unfounded execution.However, the intended interpretation of whether these occurrences are literal or metaphorical is ambiguous.For example, the dagger seen by Macbeth just before his murder of King Duncan might be a vision of his own mind, or an illusion created by the witches, to spur Macbeth on to carry out the vicious deed.Examples of internal conflicts can be see through the guilt that tormented him because he recently killed Duncan.Also through the prophecies that the witches told him and the constant doubts that happen within the mind of Macbeth; if he wishes to see those prophecies fulfilled.Moreover, Macbeth recognises and embraces his immorality and chooses not to reject or fight it."I am in blood Stepped in so far, that, should I wade no more Returning were as tedious as go o'er." He exclaims that he has committed treacherous and evil acts, but does not show remorse.In addition, he says he's come this far, and resolves to continue on this evil path to ensure his success.After all, he committed these deeds out of ambition, it would be foolish to give up the success he has achieved. For example, Malcolm describes him as " a dead butcher" at the end of the play, implying Macbeth is inhuman and cruel. Conclusion The darkness has overcome the light, mirroring the change in Macbeth's character. For example, as discussed earlier, the fact that Lady Macbeth requires a light with her at all times further illustrates this point.There is suggestion that this play was written for King James I, as he had a keen interest in the supernatural and occult ideas. We see the fight between virtue and immorality within characters; through struggles with their conscience, but they are also shown as forces in the outside world, which arose from religion, and ideas of Heaven, Hell, God and the Devil.The theme of evil is shown through unnatural occurrences, the witches, and within characters.