Macbeth continues to talk about how the bell is telling him to do it: “[A bell rings] I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (2.1.641-644) Lady Macbeth put drugs in the servants drinks to gets them drunk to set them up for the murder and that has made her bold. Macbeth soon enters dragging a bloody dagger: “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” (2.2.665) He has killed the king, which shows the theme of greed and blood all in one. Macbeth looks at his bloody hands and says it is a sorry sight but once again Lady Macbeth tells him not to think about is so much because if they do it will drive them crazy. Lady Macbeth takes the daggers and plants them on the servants. Macbeth says that his hands would stain the seas scarlet instead of wash the blood from his hands. Lady Macbeth says that her hands are as red as his but she would only be ashamed if her …show more content…
The theme of blood is even in the ending at which Macbeth is killed by Macduff. Blood is even used to show the guilt of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth when it is said she didn’t think her hands would ever come clean from the red blood stain or the smell of blood.: “What, will these hands ne'er be clean?—No more o' that, my lord, no more o' that: you mar all with this starting.” (5.1.2166-2169), “Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why, then, 'tis time do't.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.” (5.1.2159.2164), and “Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!”
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He wonders if “all great Neptune’s ocean [will] wash this blood/clean from [his] hand” (2.2.78-9). Macbeth knows what he has done is wrong and he is shaken by his actions. Back then killing on the battlefield was much more respected than cowardly murder on a defenseless opponent. There was a purpose to fighting for an individual’s own country and brave soldiers were very highly revered. Macbeth is seen as this gallant and fearless warrior at the beginning of the play by his captains as they describe how “he unseamed [the enemy] from the nave to th’ chops” (1.2.24).
In the beginning of the play, the world blood is used to symbolize power and honor. During act one, victorious soldiers return from a battle when the Captain says to the king, “Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, / Which smoked with bloody execution, / Like valor’s minion carved out his passage” (I.ii.16-19). This quote reflects the dank Scottish environment greeting the warm blood of those who were killed while describing Macbeth as the courageous soldier who had been injured from being a valorous fighter, ready to die for his king, Duncan. As this resulted in blood, it was portrayed as power, triumph, and a reward for his valiance while foreshadowing the executions Macbeth will commit later in the play. After Macbeth realizes he
No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red” (2.2. 60-63). Macbeth its prey of his guilt, he expresses his concern by taking notice of the blood on his hands that are proof of his crime and of his extreme guilt towards what he has done. At first, while Macbeth feels terribly guilty, his wife seems to have a clear conscience, despite her criminal acts and thoughts.
The image of blood plays an important role throughout the play. Blood represents the murders Macbeth and Lady Macbeth committed along with the guilt and pain they’ve felt afterwards. When Macbeth murdered King Duncan, he was fearful of getting caught. “Will Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?” (2.2.59-60) Later, Macbeth refuses to go back to the crime scene to smear the blood on the sleeping guards because he was afraid of being accused.
Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play is manipulative, most of the times she manipulates her husband into doing either what she wants or what she thinks he should do. For example, when Macbeth does not want to kill Duncan anymore, Lady Macbeth convinces him by saying “from this time such I account thy love. Art thou afeared to be the same in thine own act and valor as thou art in desire? (I.vii line 38-41). Besides, the audience see Lady Macbeths is influencing her husband’s feelings by she is using her love as a weapon because she is saying do it
Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” (Act 5, Scene 1) Though she continuously rubs her hands to get rid of the blood, Lady Macbeth can not washed away the guilt that stains her hands.
In act one scene 7, Macbeth doubts if he should kill the king; however, his wife, Lady Macbeth, manipulates him into proceeding. It might be difficult for Macbeth, the renowned warrior, to hear his wife accusing him of cowardice. Therefore, under Lady Macbeth’s influence, as she questions his manhood, he commences the murder in order to prove to her that he is not a “coward.” This is important to note because his soliloquy shows his determination to proceed.
Macbeth is presented as incredibly violent person throughout the play this is shown through his act of killing on the battlefield during the first act him having banquo killed during the middle of the play and at the end in which he fights macduff and where he dies this is most likely done by macbeth to show the corruption of the supernatural . Macbeth is presented as incredibly violent and skilled in the first act through the battle scene in which is shown through the quote “like valour's minion carved out his passage”his violence is shown through this quotes context in which macbeth is slaughtering many people in his way for his king.this is shown through the keyword carved which has the implication that he is incredibly skilled and brutal
Blood is something most people see as gruesome and disturbing, and not something ordinary people enjoy to be in the presence of. In the play Macbeth, the playwright William Shakespeare uses the motif of blood to expose a character's thoughts and personality. Blood is an important motif constantly shown throughout the play. Macbeth, the main character, thinks he can advance to the throne without any consequences. Blood exemplifies the guilt he is now stuck with, and due to Macbeth's excessive ambition, and overwhelming guilt, he is now faced with the consequences.
In Act 2, scene 2, 18-19, it states, “(looking at his bloody hands) This is a sorry sight. That’s a stupid thing to say...” says Lady Macbeth. We can infer that Macbeth feels remorse and sorrow after seeing the sight of his hands covered with the blood of King Duncan, whom he has just murdered. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth finds it foolish to get all emotional about such a manly deed of courage.
Unfortunately, this is not the case for Lady Macbeth. She acts very irrationally after the murders occur which leads her to believe she has blood permanently stained on her hands. She speaks very absurdly as she exclaims “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!...
Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” explores a man’s fall from morality through committing the act of regicide, as well as ideas of guilt, greed and corruption. A motif of blood is used throughout the play to aid Shakespeare’s character development of Macbeth and it also facilitates further exploration of the figurative moral compass and culpability. Blood is used as a symbol and physical manifestation of guilt within characters throughout the play. Firstly, Shakespeare uses the motif of blood to emphasise the moral deterioration of Macbeth 's character.
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth the symbol of blood is often represented. The symbol of blood changes throughout the play. The imagery of blood is used in two different ways, good and evil. There are several examples of this throughout the play. The symbol of blood is very important in Macbeth.
Shakespeare uses the similar hyperbole of blood to show the suppressing nature that guilt creates after the infatuation of ambition has been allowed to overtake a person. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth have killed king Duncan to take the thrown. After the brutal murder of the king Macbeth washes his hands of the blood as he questions, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/ Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather/