Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

by

Susan King

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An island off the western coast of Scotland where Scottish kings are buried.
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Iona Term Timeline in Lady Macbeth

The timeline below shows where the term Iona appears in Lady Macbeth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 21 
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...in an ambush. Duncan is now king. Macbeth will go to bury his grandfather on Iona, where all kings are buried. Gruadh insists on coming with him. (full context)
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Before arriving in Iona, Macbeth, Banchorrie, and Gruadh meet in Scone and discuss King Malcolm’s death. Banchorrie warns the... (full context)
Chapter 22 
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Macbeth has returned from Iona and travels home with Gruadh. He hopes to be buried on Iona one day. Shortly... (full context)
Chapter 31
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...up north “a wounded king with half a realm.” He insisted on being buried on Iona, like a true king, even if Malcolm mac Duncan protested. Macbeth lived just long enough... (full context)
Epilogue
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Ruari and Lulach tell Gruadh that Macbeth has finally been buried at Iona, as he always wanted to be. (full context)