References to Blood in Macbeth

Length: 2 Pages 527 Words

The world revolves around blood. Whether people care to think about it or not, there is no way anyone would be here if it were not for blood. The importance of this element is very often overlooked. Shakespeare wanted to express the importance of blood in his shortest play. Shakespeare uses the element blood to represent several different things throughout the play Macbeth such as murder, guilt, and wickedness. Shakespeare uses blood to represent murder several times throughout the play. Since these murders are an extremely important feature of the story he uses blood to emphasize them. In Act I, Shakespeare uses the quote “ . . . when we have marked with blood those sleepy two/of his own chamber, and used their very daggers/That they have done’t? (I vii 75-77)” to show h Continue...


More sample essays on References to Blood in Macbeth

    Blood Imagery in Macbeth
    .... The above references sum up all of Macbeth's horrid accomplishments which utilized Dalton2 blood to symbolize the deaths and evil deeds that his character .... (1151 5 )

    Blood Imagery in Macbeth
    .... In his unique style of presentation, Shakespeare's two references to blood allude to the honor that Macbeth earns in battle for his king. .... (1957 8 )

    Macbeth
    .... Throughout the play, there are also many references to blood. With blood highlighting the presence of violence and death. Macbeth prepares to murder Duncan .... (793 3 )

    The Use of Imagery in Macbeth
    .... conscience. The references to blood on his hands reveal the tremendous guilt, which Macbeth feels over the murder. Macbeth tries .... (812 3 )

    Macbeth
    .... would be Lady Macbeth. It was after the death of Duncan that most of the repercussions took place, however, she began making references to blood even before .... (1052 4 )

She feels so bad about the murder that in Act V she dreams about the smell of blood saying, "Here's the smell of blood still. She was just as guilty to murdering Duncan as Macbeth was, even though he was the only one who felt any guilt. When Lady Macbeth says, "My hands are of your color, but shameTo wear a heart so white, (II ii 63-64) it also refers to the murder of Duncan. (II iv 4-6) He is saying how wicked the murder of Duncan was. ow Macbeth and his wife were planning to frame Duncan's guards for his murder. bloody, Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, Sudden, malicious, and smacking of every sinthat has a name. This is the beginning of all the murders later to come. He had a specific purpose for every little thing he wrote about, perhaps most importantly, blood. In Act II, Ross tells his father "Ha, good father, Thou seest the heavens as troubled with man's actTherefore his bloody stage. (V i 51-52) She also dreams that she sees spots of the blood on her hands that will not be removed no matter how hard she scrubs. Another way Shakespeare uses blood is to represent wickedness. Shakespeare would not have been able to stress the wickedness as well as he did without the word blood. Macbeth feels so much guilt about killing his king that he says washing the blood off his hand will not rid him of the deed but will turn the sea red.

PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS:

Piety in Macbeth
Macbeth states, ôIt will have blood, they say; blood will have bloodaThe secretÆst man of blood. in the play and ties with Biblical references to Jesus (1197 5 )

Theme of Christianity in Macbeth
Macbeth states, ôIt will have blood, they say; blood will have bloodaThe secretÆst man of blood. in the play and ties with Biblical references to Jesus (1189 5 )

Repetition and Mirror Images in Othello
In Macbeth, he makes repeated reference to blood. a play about indecision and Macbeth as a technical standpoint, Shakespeare uses several references to mirror (2098 8 )

Role of Women in Macbeth
illicit passion for Cassio: "When the blood is made content and import of the character of Lady Macbeth. Cleopatra, noting the change from references to friends (10698 43 )

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
blood shed by the murdered king; however, the blood has contaminated Lady Macbeth, had she lived in the 1990s, might have been References Felperin, H. (1987). (4035 16 )

Analysis of the Character of Hamlet Hamlet, often lauded as
in Macbeth are innocent), but that innocence is washed in blood that only In Romeo and Juliet and in Macbeth (to cite our previous References Brosely, AC (1992 (2054 8 )