Pathetic fallacy in Macbeth

[Old man] ‘but this sore night/ Hath trifled former knowings’ – 2:4 – murder has affected whole of Scotland, a huge event in Scottish history that has made previous ones less significant
Duncan’s murder is not shown on stage, as this would be upsetting and controversial. Divine right of kings and Great Chain of Being (feudal system)
[Ross] [Duncan’s horses]… ‘turned wild in nature, broke their stalls… Make war with mankind’ – 2:4 – they start eating each other, everyone is chaotic
Stage D:’ Thunder and lightning’ – 1:1 – their wickedness is reflected by their desolate surroundings along with the harsh weather