Macbeth Blood Quotes

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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

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