The Presence Of Blood In Macbeth

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It has often been said that today’s award-winning series Game of Thrones is loosely based off William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The original gory tale of murderous ambition, however, was musingly plucked from Scottish history by William Shakespeare. Illustrating history as an imaginative tragedy, Shakespeare subsequently presented his work to King James I. Critics, such as Charles Haines, described Shakespeare’s work of literature not only as dark but as a relentless spectacle in red and black (Haines, p. 105). From the bleeding Captain on the battlefield to Macbeth’s bleeding skull at the end, blood practically drips off every page of Macbeth. The recurring presence of blood in Macbeth acts as imagery for honor that progresses into wickedness,

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