Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth


Susan King

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Caithness Term Analysis

A Northern province in Scotland commanded by Thorfin Sigurdsson.
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Caithness Term Timeline in Lady Macbeth

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Chapter 1
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Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon left alone with another man, Thorfin Sigurdsson, the jarl of the Orkney Islands and Caithness. She asks him what he wants from her, but he does not answer. She criticizes... (full context)
Chapter 23 
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...sighted off the Moray coast. Duncan has asked Thorfin for tribute for his province of Caithness (which he owns outright and owes no tribute on), and Thorfin refused. Now Duncan wants... (full context)
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...with Thorfin, and Thorfin continues to sink his ships. Thorfin then sails his troops to Caithness, and begins to march them southwards, kicking off months of war. (full context)