Theme Of Blood Motif In Macbeth

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In The Tragedy of Macbeth, the theme of power emphasizes the motif of blood. The blood motif focuses on almost every character throughout the play. It beings with the prophecy of three witches that tell Macbeth that he will become king of Scotland. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s thirst for power results in the murder of King Duncan and crowing of Macbeth. The prophecies of the witches, and later the apparitions, encourage Macbeth to murder his friend, Banquo, because his sons were destined to become future kings. When Macduff hears of Macbeth’s tyranny, Macduff kills Macbeth and take away his power. The power of the witches cause Macbeth to murder many of the characters to get what he desires, which results in Macbeth’s own death. Throughout…show more content…
After the murder of Banquo, Macbeth confronts the murderer at the door and says, “there’s blood upon thy face” (3.4.12). The murder tells Macbeth that Banquo is dead. After Macbeth was haunted by Banquo’s ghost, Macbeth says, “blood will have blood” (3.4.122). Macbeth believes he will be caught for his murder of Banquo. When Lennox discovers that Macbeth is abusing his power as king, Lennox meets with a Scottish Lord that wants to kill Macbeth. The Lord wants to “free from our feasts from and banquets bloody knives”…show more content…
Laugh to scorn / the power of man, for none of woman born / shall harm Macbeth” (4.1.79-81). When Malcolm goes to visit Macduff, Macduff hears of Macbeth’s tyranny of Scotland and pleads, “Bleed, bleed poor country” (4.3.31). Both Malcolm and Macduff plan a war to kill Macbeth because Scotland has an “untitled tyrant bloody-sceptered” (4.3.104). Before the war against Macbeth and Macduff, Lady Macbeth figured no one would care if they figured out Macbeth and Lady Macbeth killed King Duncan because Macbeth was a powerful king. Lady Macbeth becomes insane and

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