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In William Shakespeares play Macbeth blood is a good example of the imagery Shakespeare uses Blood is the most important imagery in Macbeth It symbolizes honor and bravery and also duplicity and evil The play starts out with the 3 witches talking about Macbeth Macbeth is now a great hero because he led the Scottish army to victory For the recognition of Macbeths leadership he becomes Thane of Cawdor The weird sisters make many predictions to Macbeth and they all come true Macbeth then makes the last prediction come true by killing King Duncan so he will become king In the beginning of the play blood is represented of honor and bravery and symbolizes good and victory The blood on Macbeths sword after the war shows him to be a brave hero His bravery gets him the Thane of Cawdor because the former Thane was killed for treason during the war The blood in the beginning of the play represents respect Macbeth feels terribly horrible and guilty for murdering King Duncan and Banquo With all great Neptunes ocean wash the blood clean from my hand No this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas in carnadine making the green one red shows the tremendous guilt that blood represents in the play at this time What Macbeth means is that with all the water in the ocean could not wash his hands clean from the deed he has just done If he were to try and wash his hands in the ocean it would turn it red because there is so much blood on his hands Macbeth not only feels guilty about King Duncans murder but he also feels guilty about Banquos murder At a banquet in the castle he sees Banquos ghost and his bloody head The blood also represents Lady Macbeths guilt towards the end of the play Lady Macbeth keeps Macbeth from going insane at the end of the play
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