Symbolism Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Macbeth draft In the tragic story of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the blood takes an important role of symbolism because throughout the play the recurring image of blood is used as a symbol to demonstrate the constant feeling of guilt felt by the characters,ultimately leading to their endless feelings of fears and horror , and how blood reflects changes in Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s characters .A symbol contains several layers of meaning,and is representative of several other aspects. Symbols approach to uncover the true meaning of the play. Macbeth, the main character in the play, thinks he can unfairly take the crown ahead of time so adventually he will achieve the title of king without any doubt in his self. The most important way that blood is used as a symbols is how their is constant feeling of guilt in the characters throughout the the play as said in this line ‘’What hands are here! Ha! They pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather ,The multitudinous seas incarnadine,Making the green one red.’’ (2.2. 60-64).The strong symbol of blood in this scene demonstrates his lack to remove the blood from his hands , ‘‘All of Neptune’s ocean’’ represents the degree of guilt within Macbeth. Guilt will always remain to haunt Macbeth as the image of the crime will always remain in his conscious, causing him to experience greater fear and
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