Macbeth has numerous characters all of who play specific roles that enhance the success of the play. The coordination of the characters contributed to the central message in the play. This relies on numerous features key among which is the characters’ costumes. Written in the late 1500s the costumes must help place the play in the particular society. Setting is vital in enhancing the message in the play since it validates the claims of the author. Specific themes are appropriate in particular settings. Among themes Shakespeare addresses in the play is witchcraft. The subject remains underexplored in the contemporary society in which scientific inventions continue to make life easier. Placing the play in the early English society thus validates the theme since witchcraft and magic was rampant at the time.
Costumes therefore play the integral role of placing the action in the play in specific society. The characters must dress specific costumes that portray the prevailing styles at the time. The costumes of the characters readily place the play to a specific time in history a feature that validates the author’s claims. The characters dress unique clothes that do not only portray their varied roles in the play but also uniformly place them in a specific period in the history of the country, a key feature that validates the plot of the play (Garber 41). The unique attire places the play in the early Scottish culture. Additionally, costumes helps identity the characters. Each of the numerous characters in the play dress differently and in accordance to their roles. The first scene for example opens up with two witches meeting Macbeth. The costumes readily distinguish the witches from Macbeth and the trend continues in all the succeeding scenes in the play.
Costumes also help set the various characters apart thereby