Why Is Blood Important In Macbeth

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Blood is the building block of humanity, and without it we would eventually die and or burn up. It is as important as water to us, and it is a necessity to live. For people who lived an ancient Scotland heritage, blood symbolized everything; whether it is blood from killing, family or even people who one affiliates with. Blood is such a powerful asset of human survival as it is essential for all living organisms. It is what all living things need to survive. Without it humanity is no more. The act of killing a human is one of the worst crimes a person can commit. In the play of Macbeth, blood is what fluctuates the plot, either through family or by killing. In the play Macbeth, Macbeth evolves to a man who strides to be the most powerful…show more content…
Showing his country theta they are all evenly marked Macbeth exclaims, “When we have mark'd with blood” (Macbeth I. VII). Once a warrior has his hand in killing then so does all of Scotland. The bloodshed is not for a personal reason but of that of a nation’s reason, and warriors like Macbeth have killed and earned their man hood in battle but did it for Scotland. “All causes shall give way: I am in blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more” (Macbeth II IV). Macbeth is in so far in bloodshed that he is too far to return. He has killed so many that no matter how much he is forgiven the stains of blood will never go away. Macbeth wishes that he could get out and be at peace but he can’t no matter how hard he tries. His prophecy has been told and he chose to fulfill…show more content…
By being blood thirsty for his turn at the throne Macbeth stats, “Blood hath been shed ere now, I' the olden time, Ere human statute purged the gentle weal; Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd Too terrible for the ear: the times have been, That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools: this is more strange Than such a murder is (Macbeth II. IV). He knows he has to kill and he will to do anything he can become king. Murder is his only option that he has. The men in the way will die; they will be dead so Macbeth has the throne for himself. He has turned from being humble to selfish and greedy. Macbeth always wants more, he can never have enough. No matter what he can always get more. “Would he were here! To all, and him, we thirst, and all to all” (Macbeth II IV). For the one who thirsts for the blood will be consumed in it. It will take over their life as it did Macbeth. Macbeth’s thirst for power and greed came to be too much for something as simple as being King. It took him beyond and killing his enemies and those who threaten to over throw

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