Theme Of Blood Imagery In Macbeth

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Imagery is one of the most influential tools in literature. Imagery is a form of a picture, used in words, that the author portraits in the audience’s imagination. There must be at least one purpose for each image. This creates a well-developed story, that gives an interesting tale that can inspire and create intense emotions for readers. William Shakespeare’s literary skills uses imagery of Blood, Darkness and Lightness, Clothing throughout the play to help the reader understand the plot, mood, the happening or to simply add life in a story. One common aspect that every single living thing on this Earth has is blood which runs through every living organism. There is no living thing that is a stranger to blood; Its universality allows Shakespeare to use it as an impressive imagery in his literary works. Throughout the play William Shakespeare use blood imagery to indicate the character 's feelings of guilt, and always haunts their consciousness. In the result, characters feel scare, unease and terrify. Macbeth feels guilt after King Duncan is killed by him. When he is standing alone by himself after having done so he is amazed by the amount of blood on his hands. What hands are here! Ha! They pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making…show more content…
Oh! Oh!! (5.1.). Lady Macbeth unable to wash away the blood on her hand. ‘Smell of blood’ indicates the remorse inside Lady Macbeth, the sinful and ‘sweeten’ express sweeping a sinful off and ‘smell of blood’ cannot be “sweeten” away on her hand. Blood imagery is used to show the remorse and fury will forever stay inside her head and haunt Lady Macbeth, it makes her lives in unease and
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