Blood In Macbeth's Guilt

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After murdering Duncan, the blood that is figuratively left with Macbeth causes him to trap himself in guilt. After he commits the crime, to Lady Macbeth he says, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/ Clean from my hand?” (II.ii. 57-58)
This quote illustrates that blood has figuratively stained Macbeth’s hands, as he believes that even the oceans don’t contain enough water to wash off the blood spilled from his crime. This shows that he is aware that what he did was wrong, and therefore the blood he has on his hands symbolize his guilt and remorse. When Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost at the feast after having him murdered, he explains his feelings to Lady Macbeth by saying, “And with thy bloody and invisible hand/ Cancel and

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