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Macbeth symbolisms The Blood Theme in Macbeth One of the themes in the tragedy of Macbeth is that of blood Macbeth is known for his skills as a warrior and his mercilessness that is shown in his killing of MacDonwald This warrior mentality quickly spreads into his life and he begins to make killing a habit When he is told in a prophecy that he shall be king Macbeth takes it upon himself to murder Duncan king of Scotland After this murder he begins to see visions of blood on his hands blood nothing could remove As Macbeth becomes more ambitious he also begins to kill more people to get the power that he wants The theme of blood is shown throughout the play and is a problem that Macbeth finds harder and harder to rid himself of after each killing At the beginning of the play Macbeth is an esteemed member of the army probably the greatest fighter in all of Scotland He gets word that a rebellious tribe led by MacDonwald is defeating the Scots He single-handedly defeats the rebels and unseamed him MacDonwald from the nave to th chops With this Macbeth earns great respect among his peers and even the king On his way home from war three witches tell him his future All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All Hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter Macbeth was already thane of Glamis and wondered why they would say that he would be Thane of Cawdor or even king so he blew it off as tomfoolery and impossible However he was later told by the king that because of his valiant fighting against MacDonwald that he was to be given the title of the Thane of Cawdor All this makes him think again of the witches prophecies and he wonders if indeed he could be king
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