Blood Imagery In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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One common aspect that every single living thing on this Earth has is blood which runs through every living organism. There is no living thing that is a stranger to blood; Its universality allows Shakespeare to use it as an impressive imagery in his literary works. In the play, William Shakespeare uses blood imagery to represent bravery, treason, treachery, evil, remorse and guilt. He shows how Macbeth changes from a noble person at the beginning of the play, to an evil shameful man and an evil beast. In the first line of act one scene two, when the battle between Scotland and Norway was happening. The sergeant, who had been wounded from the battle, came to Duncan who was standing at the military camp. King Duncan looked at the sergeant …show more content…
He announces how great Macbeth is during the combat even when he himself is weak, he has a big wound which displays the enemy’s strength. However, Macbeth is different from the sergeant, he is like a God, he kills all his enemy with only his sword. As the bloody man portrays Macbeth’s bloody wounds and his heroic story, that occurred in the battlefield, seemed to enhance the image of Macbeth as a hero. This blood imagery shows how Macbeth shed blood honorably, in the war, defending Scotland from Macdonwald and Norway Army. Macbeth 's bravery is shown by his sword covered in the excessive blood of the enemy. He is a true hero, a real man. The blood imagery represents the bravery of Macbeth.
After the theme of blood indicated bravery, it soon becomes an image representing treachery, treason, evil, guilt
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In humanity, darkness tends to be the primary characteristic of evil, violence, and moral corruption. While lightness is opposite, it associated with reason, truth, purity, and morality. William Shakespeare employs the imagery of darkness and lightness throughout his play of Macbeth. He uses dark and light images often to describe instruments of disorder and the evil, the good is morality and reason. In Macbeth’s role, Shakespeare uses a lot of images of darkness, evil deeds, and all the underhand will be performed either at night or in times where there is no light. Shakespeare uses light and darkness imageries to the development of Macbeth’s character. This is apparent as, darkness, which symbolizes evil, provides a deeper look into Macbeth’s role.
In act 1 scene 4, after the battle between Norway and Scotland ends, the weird sisters came, meeting Macbeth and telling him the prophecy which is about Macbeth becoming the king of Scotland. Then, Macbeth thought of how he could become king if King Duncan is still alive. So, he thought about killing the king.
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