Every character in the play Macbeth suspects or is suspected. Elaborate.

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In Shakespeare's Macbeth, fair is foul and foul is fair, as the witches declare and Macbeth echoes.  This theme is prevalent throughout the play. 

Duncan thought the original Thane of Cawdor was a man he could trust absolutely, but he was a traitor.  Lady Macbeth should be a caretaker and mother and hostess, but she wants to be aggressive and bloodthirsty like a male warrior.  Macbeth should be a loyal thane, but he's a traitor, too. 

With oppositions dominating the play, it is no wonder suspicions are aroused.  Banquo is beyond reproach, but Macbeth has no trouble...

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