In Macbeth, give one simple example of the Elizabethan Chain of Being.

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A king in the Great Chain of Being is said to had connection to God, so when he is murdered in Macbeth, and the princes flee, the balance of royal hiearchy is unstable. Therefore affecting the Great Chain of Being. When Macbeth becomes King its broken, because he is a noble and a noble was said to be unable to become king. The break  in the great chain of being is broken and causes chaos (personal, family, society, supernatural, nature and environment).

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