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Many critics hold that the imagery in Macbeth is more rich and dramatic than that of any other of Shakespeares plays Woven throughout the tragedy are the recurring images of darkness blood and sleep These images aid in portraying the evilness and the moral disintegration of the murdering tyrant Macbeth and his fiend-like queenThe images of darkness and night symbolize evil in both mankind and Macbeth Instruments of darkness is referred to as the witches the witches are consequently darkness and the devil Shakespeare seems to have made the witches purposely ambiguous On the other hand their words and appearance suggest they are evil However Shakespeare also uses them to symbolize fate Darkness is often call upon by Lady Macbeth Come thick night and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hellMac1548 Lady Macbeth calls on the night to cover her deeds with the thickest smoke of hell so that heaven would not see the deed and cry out to stopFrom the beginning of the second scene until the end of the entire play Macbeth is a play about blood symbolic of murder and its consequences Macbeths encounter with the witness took an evil hold on him All realization of basic morales such as friendship and family become second to the evil darkness His first act of blood shed was accomplished Lady Macbeth She drugged the grooms in the Kings bedchamber and Macbeth stabs the sleeping Duncan killing him Macbeth ordered his friend Banquos death because of his fear that Banquo had suspicion of his involvement in Duncans murder The witches prophesy began Macbeths bloody crusade and a second prophesy began the end when Macbeth encountered an apparition Be bloody bold and resolute Laugh to scorn the scorn the power of man for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth Mac5179Yet another important image is that of sleeplessness a symbol of guilt and the consequences of evil Macbeth is troubled by a voice that
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