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Though only written in three weeks and full of loose ends Shakespeares Macbeth is full of the lessons of life There are also many themes included in this play some being animals clothing darkness and blood Blood is one of the largest themes in the play Its used frequently but it is used for more than one metaphor The use of blood is what gives the play feeling of foul play and darkness It blood is woven all through the play What bloody man is that Act 1 Scene 2 Line 1 In these the opening words of the plays second scene a sergeant then tells the story of Macbeths heroic victories over Macdonwald and the King of Norway The sergeants telling of the story is in itself heroic because his loss of blood has made him weak Thus his blood and his heroism seem to enhance the picture of Macbeth as a hero As Lady Macbeth plans to kill King Duncan she calls upon the spirits of murder to make thick my blood Stop up the access and passage to remorse Act 1 Scene 5 Lines 43-44 Lady Macbeth wants to poison her soul so that she can kill without remorse Just before he kills King Duncan Macbeth is staring at the dagger of the mind and as he does so thick drops of blood appear on the blade and hilt He says to the knife I see thee still And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood Which was not so before Act 2 Scene 1 Lines 45-47 However hes not so far gone that he doesnt know whats happening to him Theres no such thing It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes Act 2 Scene 1 Lines 47-49 Of course the bloody business is the murder hes about to commit He asks himself if
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