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According to general feminist literary theory, Lady Macbeth's death
condemns the other women in the play for the failure to shelter Lady Macbeth in a male-dominated society.
symbolizes victory over the male hierarchical system, as she chooses to end her life on her terms.
reinforces the idea that evil deeds create evil effects.
demonstrates the power that dominant society has on shaping and maintaining a woman's reputation.
proves the punishment for women overstepping their bounds.