Lady Macbeth Color Analysis

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Colors that would represent Lady Macbeth are red, black and gray. First, the color red portrays Lady Macbeth because of her ambition and cruelty. A scene that illustrates this would be when Lady Macbeth is persuading Macbeth to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth says “Does unmake you. I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this.” (1.7.54) This quote shows Lady Macbeth’s determination for reaching her desires. In order to persuade Macbeth, Lady Macbeth would go as far as talking about bashing her own child’s brains out. This also shows how cruel Lady Macbeth is and…show more content…
Heaven knows what she has known.” (5.1.47) This shows that Lady Macbeth has been trying to keep everything inside of her, while trying to pretend to be okay. Hence, a mask would be a symbol for her pretending everything is fine and going on with her life. While the cracks in the mask would represent Lady Macbeth breaking down and not being able to maintain her image. This would be the result of the guilt that has accumulated through her deeds. This conveys how guilt was able to change Lady Macbeth throughout the story; from high and mighty to scared and afraid. Next, the image of a bloody hand represents Lady Macbeth because of the horrible deeds she has done and her guilty conscience. In the scene where Lady Macbeth is trying to wash her hands it shows her guilty conscience along with the horrible deed she can’t get rid of. “Out, damned spot! Out, I say! One: two: why, then ‘tis time to do’t. Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1.34) During this scene, it shows how Lady Macbeth is trying to remove the so called blood on her hands. Even though her hands are visibly clean, they are stained with guilt due to Duncan’s death. The blood on her hands will never be cleansed no matter how

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