Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

by

Susan King

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Sometimes called Dun (or fortress) Abernethy. A fortress in Fife where Gruadh spends much of her childhood and where Bodhe and Dolina live.
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Abernethy Term Timeline in Lady Macbeth

The timeline below shows where the term Abernethy appears in Lady Macbeth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8 
Magic, Tradition, and Religion  Theme Icon
...participate in the tradition of kissing people on the new moon after she returns to Abernethy. This tradition is said to reveal the truth. When Gruadh returns to Abernathy a few... (full context)
Chapter 10 
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Fate, Family, and Ambition  Theme Icon
Dolina polishes and scrubs the household at Abernethy in preparation for the wedding. Dolina has Gruadh purchase silk and linen to sew into... (full context)
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The day before Gruadh leaves Abernathy for Moray, she goes to Luag, Bodhe’s bard. She asks him about Moray, and he... (full context)
Chapter 18 
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Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
Gruadh must take care of loose ends at Abernethy. She allows Father Anselm to stay, because although she never got along with him, Bodhe... (full context)
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
...wants “mourning over so revenge could begin.” As she and the funeral party return to Abernethy after burying the bodies, Duncan, Crinan, and a group of men approach on horseback. They... (full context)
History, Memory, and Storytelling  Theme Icon
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The next week, while still at Abernethy, Finn, Macbeth, Gruadh and others discuss revenge. They wonder who sent the men who killed... (full context)