Act 2 Q.4 cont.1

Throughout the play, symbols, or objects or ideas stand for something other than that themselves, are used to represent major ideas and themes. What is symbolized by the repeated incidences of images of darkness?

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Darkness represents Macbeth's psyche crossing the point of no return. With each murder, Macbeth plunges into darker places within his soul that are represented by the darkness in nature and emotion.