William Shakespeare 's Macbeth And Macbeth Essay

1078 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Throughout Macbeth the overarching theme I saw was that, death leads to destruction. This played out in various ways through both, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. I picked this piece of artwork because I think that it fully depicts the destruction that they went through because of their act of murder. In this piece of artwork there are five main symbols. The first symbol is the box, this represents Lady Macbeth and Macbeth trying to hide their sin, the second is the dagger that signifies death, the third symbol is the color white, which represents innocence, and the color black is a representation of evil and lastly, the blood drips represent their unhidden sin, even though they wished to keep it hidden. All of these elements symbolize Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s downfall because of their sin and it eventually led to their destruction in the end. Ultimately, the box represents Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s desire to keep their sin hidden from other people, especially from Malcolm, Macduff and Banquo, because Macbeth wanted to have a chance to rule the kingdom. The box is also a representation of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s lives and what they wanted it took look like, even though they were bogged down with the reality of their sin. After Macbeth had committed the murder, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s lives were flooded with guilt. They began to realize that what they did was wrong, and so they tried to hide their depravity from everyone. The box denotes that they wanted their sin to…

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