Use Of Imagery In Macbeth

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It was between 1590 and 1613 when William Shakespeare had written his famous and intriguing work, approximately 37 plays and 153 sonnets. Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s written plays is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. The play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake, centering on the protagonist, Macbeth. As seen in many works of literature, the uses of imagery and symbols are very key in deepening the understanding of the works. A significant excerpt in this play portrays the uses of imagery, symbols as well as looking at the work in a different perspective.
Act 5, scene 1 of Macbeth covers the downfall of Lady Macbeth, showing how affected she is by the work her husband and herself have done. The scene consists of a doctor and gentlewoman that are brought into the play to help Lady Macbeth, who see her get up out of bed and start sleepwalking; revealing many hideous truths that they did not know about. Throughout the scene, the uses of imagery and symbols are brought in, going in depth about certain characters. To begin with, blood imagery is exemplified in the scene as Lady Macbeth gets up (sleepwalking and not in sense) and addresses her problem, which is the stain of blood on her hands. Lady
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When someone is asked to describe what “light” might mean in pieces of literature, it often resembles with the idea of God, goodness and innocence. In the beginning of the scene the gentlewoman informs the doctor that Lady Macbeth requested to have those lights on near her at all times. Why she might do so, someone may ask. The reason behind that request is that Lady Macbeth feels somewhat safe around light, since it is known to be in relation with God, innocence, and goodness, keeping her safe and protected in the nightmare she is in (associated with
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