Blood is a recurring motif in Shakespeare's Macbeth. It is constantly used to describe or intensity murder or an act of treachery. The excessive use of blood in the play also relates to the guilt and change faced by numerous characters. Blood is seen or mentioned in every act in the play and this is not a coincidence. In the beginning of the story blood was used to display honor and bravery but as the story progressed and as characters developed, blood became a symbol of treason, treachery, and most of all, guilt.
Even if Macbeth is stuck on the end of Malcolm’s sword, worse evil will be placed upon Scotland than before. During this moment in the play Malcolm and Macduff are trying to gather troops to go to kill Macbeth. Killing Macbeth will stop more blood being shed and may cure the “gashes” of Scotland. Macbeth's concupiscence which originates from his guilt, represented by blood, causes him to destroy his own life and crumble the nation of scotland along with
Kayla Bjelke Ms. Reedy English 11 15 January 2016 Motifs in Macbeth In Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, the motif of blood is used to represent the constant guilt felt by the characters, which ultimately leads to their endless feelings of fear. Blood comes to represent guilt soon after Macbeth and Lady Macbeth begin a murder spree that destines them for catastrophe in the future. Whether the two actually regret their decisions or not, they do begin to feel that their crimes have stained them in such a way that cannot be cleansed.
Finally, it is Macbeth’s fatal flaw that is the root of all the tragedy. While other characters may place him on the path that leads to his fatal destruction, he makes the decisions that lead to the violence and tyranny that are central to the play. Other people may fashion the dagger, sharpen it, place it in Macbeth’s hand, and clean up the blood afterwards, but it is Macbeth who wields the blade, and it is on Macbeth’s head blame must be
However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
Violent acts driven by ambition can lead to self-destruction and cruel consequences. In Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth is ambitious and greedy for power. In order to achieve the title of king, he commits violent acts, such as murdering the king and his friend, that eventually end in guilt and strange events occurring. Using violence, Shakespeare demonstrates the consequences of unnatural actions. Through Macbeth and his actions, Shakespeare uses the word blood to illustrate how violent acts can lead to overpowering guilt and unnatural consequences which counteract the violence.
Macbeth is not very forceful, Lady Macbeth is more forceful than him. Lady Macbeth is the more forceful character, because she wants Duncan killed and she talks Macbeth into doing it, even though, he does not want to. Macbeth was supposed to receive the Thane of Cowdar 's title, once he was executed. That was not enough for Lady Macbeth, she wanted Macbeth to be the King of Scotland.
In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the deaths that occur in the play. Lady Macbeth accomplished this by infringing Macbeth’s comfort level, which made him uncomfortable and give into her desires. The four reasons why Lady Macbeth is responsible is she summons evil demons to fill her body with evil, her death pushes Macbeth over the edge, she has the gender power over Macbeth, and she drives Macbeth to become power hungry. During the course of the play most of Lady Macbeth’s actions cause a direct reaction from Macbeth. If Lady Macbeth had not exhorted Macbeth into murdering King Duncan, then he would have remained a sane man and decided against killing Duncan.
While both of them are involved in the killing, Lady Macbeth is strictly responsible for the attack. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are equally evil characters, and Lady Macbeth is the one responsible for the murder because she convinces Macbeth to commit the crime and makes the arrangements for the killing. Lady Macbeth uses different tactics and words to
Everyone is influenced by the people around them to help guide them through the decisions they make throughout their lives. Lady Macbeth is a wicked character in William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, who has a dangerous influence towards Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is accountable for manipulating Macbeth to commit the crimes and she helps release the inner demon in Macbeth by persuading him to become a sinful and dreadful man. The mood of hatred and dismay towards the characters is recognized by the references to blood. This image of blood commences as a demonstration of honor evolves into evil then guilt.
Blood itself - its color, its smell, and its importance is critical to life and surprising to encounter. The constant appearance of blood in Macbeth constantly remind the audience about how serious the outcomes of the characters actions are. But almost incomparable to the importance of physical blood, is the imagined blood discovered throughout the play. Imaginary blood symbolizes guilt for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It's not until after the murder of Duncan that their guilt begins to clear up.
“Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many”. This quote was written by a Roman poet, named Phaedrus around 370 BCE, long before Shakespeare’s time. Thousands of years later, Shakespeare incorporates many deceiving motifs in Macbeth that put the words of Phaedrus into action. The use of ill-fitting clothes, sleep, and bloodshed is all examples of imagery used to illustrate that not everything that looks genuine is so. Just as clothes appear to fit well, they can be very uncomfortable at the same time.
In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the image and the theme of blood used by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth negatively affect their marriage causing strain which lead to gigantic mistakes and eventually lead to their demise. In the beginning Macbeth is promised the role of king from Lady Macbeth if he murders King Duncan in his sleep which will also make Lady Macbeth Queen. After a lot of fighting and back and forth talk Macbeth eventually “murders sleep” (II,II,51). Macbeth is very scared of this and Lady Macbeth tries to talk sense into him and has to help him finish the crime. When Duncan is dead the Macbeth's have to sacrifice a lot of people to stay out of trouble and a constant stream of trouble arises.