What Role Does Blood Play In Macbeth

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In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the image and the theme of blood used by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth negatively affect their marriage causing strain which lead to gigantic mistakes and eventually lead to their demise. In the beginning Macbeth is promised the role of king from Lady Macbeth if he murders King Duncan in his sleep which will also make Lady Macbeth Queen. After a lot of fighting and back and forth talk Macbeth eventually “murders sleep” (II,II,51). Macbeth is very scared of this and Lady Macbeth tries to talk sense into him and has to help him finish the crime. When Duncan is dead the Macbeth's have to sacrifice a lot of people to stay out of trouble and a constant stream of trouble arises. Throughout the complete relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth there is a constant mention and use of the word blood and this greatly puts a toll on…show more content…
Duncan has been like a father to Macbeth and he doesn’t want to “stab him in the back”. Lady Macbeth then says that Macbeth isn't a real man and they have a large fight. Macbeth then responds "I dare do all that may become a man who dares do more is none" (I, IIV, 46-47). In the end Macbeth gives in and agrees to kill King Duncan! When Macbeth returns for killing Duncan he forgot to leave the daggers in the bedroom of Duncan. After both Macbeth’s fight it out Lady Macbeth decides to go and put the daggers back. Lady Macbeth then tries to reason with Macbeth that “My hands are of your color but I shame to wear a heart so white" (II,II,61-62). The deed is already done and their relationship can’t be fixed. This is the first example of a unfixable relationship. When the Macbeth’s talk about the color of the hands are the same they mean that the both have blood on their hands. Everything goes downhill from here and you can start to see how the Macbeth’s are going to have a huge problem on their
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