Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

by

Susan King

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The province in Scotland overseen by Bodhe and later Gruadh.
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Fife Term Timeline in Lady Macbeth

The timeline below shows where the term Fife appears in Lady Macbeth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Magic, Tradition, and Religion  Theme Icon
Back in Fife, Bodhe has hired an Anglo-Saxon priest, Father Anselm. Gruadh suspects that Bodhe has begun to... (full context)
Chapter 6
Gender Roles  Theme Icon
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
Back in the great hall at Fife, Macbeth and Gilcomgan face off. Fergus urges Gruadh to watch the fight, especially Macbeth, to... (full context)
Chapter 8 
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
...is “hated by many,” and that the match is unwise, both for her and for Fife. She counters that joining Fife and Moray is a good decision, but he points out... (full context)
Chapter 13 
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
Two weeks later Gruadh is happy to see the banner of Fife and Bodhe in the yard of Elgin. She is disappointed when she finds that her... (full context)
Chapter 14 
Fate, Family, and Ambition  Theme Icon
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
...wife, who he explains died in childbirth. Gruadh also asks him to send men to Fife to ask for her cousins Mairi and Bethoc to come help with her birth. She... (full context)
Chapter 15 
Fate, Family, and Ambition  Theme Icon
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Angus, Bethoc, and an envoy from Fife arrive late in the winter. They also bring gifts from Dolina. Gruadh is happy to... (full context)
Chapter 17 
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
Gruadh returns to Elgin, furious. She plans to leave and return to Fife, but Macbeth arrives before she can and stops her. She accuses him of conspiring with... (full context)
Fate, Family, and Ambition  Theme Icon
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
Macbeth tells Gruadh she can return to Fife, but she knows she can’t and won’t, as “obligation to [her] kin group” demands that... (full context)
Chapter 18 
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
Gruadh can see Bodhe’s kinsmen from Fife are want revenge as much as she does. She asks Macbeth to keep her involved,... (full context)
Gender Roles  Theme Icon
Fate, Family, and Ambition  Theme Icon
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
...Bodhe and King Malcolm will be forgotten. Gruadh promises that once she is Lady of Fife, although she will make an effort to make peace, her “men will never forget the... (full context)
Chapter 19 
Gender Roles  Theme Icon
Fate, Family, and Ambition  Theme Icon
Violence, Justice, and Revenge  Theme Icon
...Gruadh and Macbeth receive a letter from King Malcolm, announcing he’s installed Black Duff as Fife’s mormaer. Malcolm acknowledges Graudh’s lineage and gives her lands and property but strips her of... (full context)
Chapter 30 
History, Memory, and Storytelling  Theme Icon
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...sent gifts, and a final marriage proposal. He is also informing Gruadh he has claimed Fife. He further disputes Lulach’s claim as the true king of Scotland. Drostan and Gruadh speculate... (full context)