Sarah Ward's Use Of Symbolism In Macbeth

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A scene where you see this emotion from Macbeth is when killing Duncan in the film. Ward explains this saying, “Witness Fassbender's furrowed brow, flickering with agony; his lips drawn tight, unable to let a smile escape; his imposing posture, a stance of command and defiance directed as much at his inner pain as his outer charges. Indeed, his Macbeth is so consumed with the emotions that quicken his blood and cloud his mind that he can't mask his expressions and actions”(Ward 1). Macbeth can not seem to tell how to feel even though he has just stabbed a man to death. This can make Macbeth seen in many different ways. One way Macbeth is seen is with a crimson tint in the camera. Sarah Ward shows how this is effective, “Crimson is Macbeth’s most damningly apparent shade, a fitting Choice given that the flowing substance, and it's murderous symbolism, compels both the man and the play. Choice given that the following substance, and it's murderous symbolism, compels both the man and the play. Kurzel deRose it onto the screen with the same violence that it sprays from the soldiers on the battlefield, and makes fair it's presence is just as keenly filled. Blood is ever present, squirting from the injured and coating Macbeth's assassinating hands; it even tellingly adorns the red text that starts the film, as well as the movie’s title when it appears once more at its conclusion”(Ward 1). Blood plays a big role in the movie. The blood represents death and it seems that every scene that Macbeth is in, you see the color red in some form.

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