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Write a paper in which you clearly discuss the contribution of one of the motifs in Macbeth Your essay must demonstrate how a particular motif contributes to the general theme of the play - the destructtive effects of unchecked ambition Remember this is an anylitical essay Retelling the story does not constitute an anylisis Please do not consult any secondary sources for this assignment Red blood cells are the most important cells in the human body Without them one could not give oxygen to vital parts of the body and die Shakespeare uses this fact and makes blood a symbol of destruction What bloody man is that So opens one of the most popular plays ever written Shakespeares Macbeth It also introduces one of the major themes of the play blood and blood symbols to distinguish the disastrous effects of unchecked ambition Blood is often seen today as disgusting and some sicken at the sight of it However in Macbeth it takes on several forms It is both literal as in the opening scene and figurative like in Lady Macbeths sleepwalking scene Throughout it represents the destruction caused by the careless advancement of ones self In the literal sense blood comes to show us the methods of destruction used by the different characters The second scene is located at the site of a great battle Already we can tell that there must be a great deal of bloodshed The first spoken words are What bloody man is that describing the sergeant who is covered in the gore of war Contrary to the rest of the blood in the play this blood carries good news because the Scottish forces have defeated the Norse This is significant in showing us that Siwards ambition lead to his own defeat Later the tables turn Here lay Duncan his silver skin laced with his golden blood Of course blood is not golden Instead it is used to show how
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