Macbeth Blood Quotes

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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most memorable plays. Macbeth was first performed in 1606 during the reign of King James I. The symbolism of blood can be found all throughout Macbeth. Shakespeare uses blood to symbolize the guilt Macbeth feels for killing Duncan. Macbeth says “What hands are here! Ha! They pluck out mine eyes” (IIii 24) Macbeth feels so guilty for murdering Duncan that at the sight of blood he feels like ripping his eyes out. Macbeth also feels guilt about murdering Banquo. When Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost he says “Thou canst not say I did it: never shake/ Thy gory locks at me”. (IIIiv 45) The “gory” means that Banquo’s ghost is covered in blood. This again is a symbol of the guilt Macbeth feels. As the guilt grows from Macbeth so does the amount of blood throughout the play. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth see more and more imaginary blood as the time goes on in the play, they feel guilty for what they have done and the blood is a …show more content…

This storm can represent the chaos of the battle as well as the evil of the three witches. When the witches ask about their next meeting they mention that it will either be “in thunder, lightning, or rain”. This quote reveals they only meet in bad weather which alludes us to believe they are bad as well. Again during Act 1 scene 3 the storm begins once the battle ends. Even though they won the battle it is still a sad day because of all the deaths, this is why it begins to rain. As the play goes on we begin to see stranger weather like horrid weather, horrible storms and earthquakes, all of this weather occurs when Duncan is murdered. The weather is reflected the darkness and evil that has taken place. Rain also can be used to foreshadow that darkness is about to occur. During act three Banquo predicts that it will rain. Banquo is predicting his own death, it always rains before evil takes place. That night it does indeed rain and Banquo is

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