"Trace the Use of Blood Imagery Throughout the Play and Discuss it's Significance".
Throughout the story of Macbeth blood plays a sickening yet significant role. Blood.
is used as a symbol of guilt, but is also used to signify death. In the beginning of the play.
Macbeth is showed to be a faithful knight who could do no wrong, but as his days continued.
he proved to be a man obsessed with the future. Unfortunately, his future involved many.
disgraceful things including murder upon murder. Macbeth's first murder is the first time.
we see the significant use of blood. After murdering Duncan, Macbeth says this, "Will all.
great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather.
The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red." (II, ii, 59-62).
Macbeth is feeling his guilt and believes that this "blood" will never be washed from his.
hands. The blood he is referring to is not only the actual blood but the guilt he is facing. .
The blood in this situation is used to signify Macbeth's guilt. Another instance of the use.
of blood is when Macbeth states, " Blood hath been shed ere now, i" the" olden time, Ere.
humane statute purged the gentle weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been performed.
Too terrible for the ear. The times has been That, when the brains were out, the man.
would die." (III, iv, 76-80). This is an example of how Macbeth feels about how death.
is treated. He believes that blood is shed because government made it seem not as bad as.
it really is. The last time we see an imagery of blood in Macbeth is when the apparitions.
visit him after Macduff's death. The second apparition was a bloodied symbol of .
Macduff. Shakespeare tells us that the second apparition is a bloody child, a symbol of.
Macduff at birth. " Be bloody, bold, and resolute! Laugh to scorn The pow"r of man, for.
none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth" (IV, i, 78-81). Blood here seems to symbolize.