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The Imagery of Blood in Macbeth

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Imagery Of Blood 'MacBeth', the dramatic play written by William

Shakespeare has many good examples of imagery, especially blood. The play

opens with the weird sisters talking about meeting again and talking about

MacBeth. A war has just ended, making MacBeth a Brave hero because he is

the general of the Scottish army and they won. MacBeth is the thane of

Glamis, and then becomes the Thane of Cawdor. The weird sisters make

many predictions to Macbeth, all of which come true. MacBeth makes the last

prediction come true by killing King Duncan. The imagery of blood is very

important in 'MacBeth'. It symbolizes honor and bravery and also deceit and

evil. In the beginning of the play blood is something of honor and bravery and

symbolizes good and victory. The blood on MacBeth's sword after the war

shows him to be a brave hero because of the enemy he killed. He is known as

"Brave MacBeth" to everyone including King Duncan. His bravery earns him

the title of Thane of Cawdor, because the thane of Cawdor was executed for

treason. The blood at the beginning of the play earns MacBeth respect and a

title. MacBeth is feeling very guilty about the murder of King Duncan and

Banquo. " With all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my

hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas in carnadine, making

the green one red", shows the great guilt that blood represents at this point in

the play. What MacBeth means is that with all of the water in the ocean could

not wash his hands clean from the deed he has just done. If he where to try

and wash his hands in the ocean it would turn it red because there is so much

blood on his hands. Not only does MacBeth feel guilty about the Murder of

King Duncan but he also feels very guilty about the murder of Banquo. He

sees Banquo's ghost and his bloody head. Blood represents a lot of guilt for

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