Symbolism Of Blood In Macbeth

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Register to read the introduction… The blood represents many things in this play. It represents guilt, sin, and death. One examples of how guilt was represented was when Lady Macbeth became ill and sleepwalks. In (V, i, 15-25) she keeps rubbing her hand together to wash the blood off but she couldn't. Even though there isn't any blood she feels there is because of the guilt. She feels guilty for urging Macbeth to go and kill Duncan. She tells him to be a man and be brave and go kill Duncan. Another example is when Macbeth sees the floating dagger with blood on it which shows that it has been used to kill someone and then he goes to kills Duncan. Blood is also represented in the beginning of the play when it opens with the fight between the Scots and Norwegians many people died during this fight. Blood is used as a absolute sign of illness or mishap that every man faces. There are many deaths that take place through out this play because of Macbeth’s greediness. He kills Duncan because he wants to be king. After killing Duncan Macbeth refuses to go back to the crime scene and smear blood on the guard. He feels that the blood will make him seem as if he were involved in the crime. Then Macbeth orders his soldiers to go and kill Banquo because he is afraid he might get caught if he commits another crime. He commands them to kill Banquo because Macbeth believes that he will tell many people about the death about Duncan another reason is that Macbeth is worried that the …show more content…
The dead children are shown in many ways throughout the play. For example, when the witches throw into the cauldron a finger of a birth strangled babe.This shows the evilness of parents for their children that would kills their babies. Then when Macbeth kills young Steward and Macduffs young son his "pretty chicken" is called an "egg" before murdered. When king Duncan thanks Macbeth for his heroic service in the battle he replies “Your highness a king cares for his people as a father cares for his children and the people represent the loyal children to the father (I, iv, 23-25). Later in the scene, Lady Macbeth shames her husband so he can continue with the plan of killing Duncan. To shame Macbeth, she calls him a coward, questions his manhood, and tells him that he should be as tough as she is, (1.7.54-59). The second apparition is a bloody child which shows Macbeth "The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth" (4.1.81). This shows that no man can harm Macbeth because everyman is born of a women except Macduff. He says that Macduff was born untimely and was ripped out of his womb . This was abnormal because being ripped out of your mothers womb is being

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