Is Macbeth homophobic?
- nineteenthlyLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
The only way I can think of the Scottish Tragedy as being homophobic is that it characterises witches as evil, so I suppose you might connect that with lesbianism but it's a real stretch. It has a potentially sexist view of womanhood in terms of Lady Macbeth's behaviour not being gender-conforming, but that's not really homophobia so much as sexism. I don't think it's any more homophobic than any other literature of the time.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No??? Granted it's been a long time since I read Macbeth but I don't remember it coming up. It's not like Shakespeare was unfamiliar with homosexuality. His plays and poems are full of it. OK, not full, but it definitely appears.