Use of blood in Macbeth Essay

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use of "blood" in Macbeth

macbeth paper, use of "blood" april 2005

The use of imagery and "blood" in Shakespeare's play Macbeth.

Imagery is the use of symbols to convey an idea or to create a specific atmosphere for the
audience. Shakespeare uses imagery in Macbeth often, the most prevalent one, is blood. I
believe he uses this as a way to convey guilt, murder, betrayal, treachery and evil, and
to symbolize forewarning of events.

In the beginning of this play blood resembles honor, bravery, and maybe even victory.
Macbeth's blood saturated sword after the war portrays him as a brave hero because of the
enemy he killed. He is known as "Brave Macbeth" to everyone including Duncan, the King.
His bravery is rewarded by the title of Thane of Cawdor, with the help of the current one
being executed for treason. I feel that the word blood at the beginning of this play earns
Macbeth's respect from not only the characters, but also the audience.

After the first murder scene, when Macbeth stabs King Duncan in his sleep, he encounters a
great deal of guilt towards the murder. This is shown by a quote from Macbeth, "With all
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