Macbeth Motif Blood

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Macbeth Motif Blood

"will all the great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? no...."


"I am in blood stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more"

In this qoute macbeth is full of guilt after murdering king Duncan. he alludes to the oceans of neptune to emphisize that nothing will wash away the blood from his hands. the blood symbolizes his guilt.

In this qoute macbeth explains that he already has so much blood on his hands that there is no point to stopping now after all the deaths he has caused.

lady macbeth has gone crazy at this point of the play and she is sleepwalking. she constantly cleans her hand because she thinks she still has blood on her hand. this shows that the guilt has consumed her for killing king duncan.

"out damned spot! out, I say!.... the perfumes of arabia will not sweeten this little hand."

Motif: BLOOD

"make thick my blood.."

lady macbeth wants to have the courage to kill king Duncan because she beleived that macbeth could not do it. she says she wants to "thicken" her blood but she really means she wants to gain the courage to kill the king.

By: Jeffrey Virula

"I have no words: My voice is in my sword: Thou bloodier villain Than terms can give thee out."

macduff is rilled with all this rage and he is with the mentality that blood must have blood and that he wants to get revenge for the murder of his famiy. blood is used to show the rage and anger macduff is filled with.


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