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In the final acts of Shakespeares Macbeth the motiff blood plays a big role It adds drama and shows how influencial the sight of blood is to many people For instance on page 356Act 5 Scene 3 lines 17-20Macbeth sayGo prick thy face and over-red thy fear thou lily-livered boy What soldiers patch Death of thy soul Those linen cheeks of thine Are counselors to fear What soldiers whey-face In this passage Macbeth suggests that the servant cut his face so that blood will hide his cowardice This adds drama and states the sight of blood makes people look lss cowardly and may scare another thus giving Macbeth power over his enemy In act 4 scene scene 1 page 335 lines 89-92 there is a reference to a bloody child that states Be bloody bold snd resolute laugh to scorn The powr of man for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth It is more dramatic that is is said by a bloody child because it wouldnt be such an impotant statement said byu a regular man or woman Characterization lets ua know what is going on in each characters head and lets us know things about the character that the author wants us to know For example in act 4 scene 1 pg 337 lines 165-179 Macbeth says aside Time thou anticipatst my ddread exploits The castle of Macduff I will surprise seize upon Fife give to the edge o the sword That trace him in his line Come bring me where they are Shakespeare lets Macbeth talk to himself so the audience knows exactly what is going through his mind In Act 5 scene 1 the whole opwning section with the doctor talking to the gentlewoman is created so that we understand what is going with Lady Macbeth without being told in a more obvious way that would take away from the play Characterization is a big part of letting
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