Blood Motif In Macbeth

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“He died as one that had been studied in his death to throw away the dearest thing he owed, as it were a careless trifle.” In the play Macbeth, one of the major themes that can be from the play is that Macbeth wants power, which is supported by the three motif blood, guilt, and sleep. The motif of blood is in MacBeth’s life. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both have blood. This particular motif supports the theme of power because when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth killed King Duncan, they felt that the blood from Duncan can’t be washed away. Lady Macbeth feels she has blood stains on her hands and that she sees the ghost of King Duncan. In the following Act 3 and scene 2-4, this is represented to Lady Macbeth's by blood, because she starts to have doubts.…show more content…
In the following act 3 scene 4-5, When Macbeth became King, his ambition grows stronger. When Macbeth think things over he realized that since he killed King Duncan, Banquo son will inherit the throne. So MacBeth orders to kill Banquo and his son. After that MacBeth has a little party for being king afrter a while he sees Banquo ghost and starts to go crazy. Macbeth was guilty. Lady MacBeth gets nervous and asked for their guest to leave. Because of MacBeth guilt of killing his best friend and Lady MacBeth guilt of forcing MacBeth to kill the king there were sleepless nights. Lastly, in act 4-6 the motif of sleepless nights supports the theme because in MacBeth and Lady MacBeth they were both stressed about everything going on starting with killing King duncan. Lady MacBeth was complaining about the blood not coming off her hands that she supposedly see. She couldn't handle the pressure and she decides to kills herself. MacBeth goes to ask the witches what is going to happen next. They predicted that MacBeth will be killed when MacDuff and his army comes out if the forest. Because of MacBeth having so much ambition he will not back down from a fight. But he ended up getting

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