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Bloods Importance in Macbeth This paper intends to explain the motif of blood in Macbeth The obsession with blood by both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is a sign of bloods importance as a motif in Macbeth The further intention of this paper is to discuss the primary source Macbeth and the following articles Barrons Booknotes and The Theme of Blood in Macbeth The primary source Macbeth and the above articles will clearly show that the obsession with blood by both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is a sign of bloods importance as a motif in Macbeth The primary source Macbeth shows blood as a motif in many different areas of the story When Lady Macbeth plans to kill Duncan she calls upon the sprits of murder and says Make thick my blood Stop up the access and passage to remorse Winston 313 Thin blood was considered healthy and it was thought that poison made blood thick Lady Macbeth wants to poison her own soul so that she can kill without remorse Just before Macbeth kills King Duncan he stares at the dagger that his mind imagines He stares at the dagger and sees thick drops of blood appear at the hilt and blade Then Macbeth says to the dagger I see thee still And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of 2 blood Which was not so before 320 However Macbeth didnt lose it all yet and he says Theres no such thing It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes 320 The bloody business he is referring to is the murder he is about to commit At this point in the play Macbeth seems to be losing his mind After Macbeth kills Duncan he goes back to his wife and is still holding the dagger She then takes the dagger and plants in on Duncans gourds Macbeth just stands there and stares at his hands Will all
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