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The Image Of Blood In Shakespeare’s Macbeth

“Shakespeare’s Macbeth” will show the reader that the bloodshed and violent actions are strong and powerful symbols the lead up to consequences that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will endure. The blood in the play shows the darkness and wickedness that surrounds Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. While the blood that is shed reminds the reader of the effect of distorted power of Macbeth, it also provides the images of the ambition that provokes Macbeth into murderous acts, even the bloody images does not change his evil ways. Macbeth is constantly seeing blood upon his hands that develops into a fixation; his guilt does not stop him from committing violent acts. The blood images shows the brutality of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s wrongs causing a lot of guilt…show more content…
The first image of blood was on the sword of Macbeth after a victorious battle he had fought in, showing his nobleness and bravery. The constant vivid imagery of blood in “Macbeth” by Shakespeare is a more of a symbol than a theme. The blood represents Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s guilt manifesting into what leads them to their insanity. The role of blood in Macbeth evolves throughout the play. The word blood is first used by King Duncan “what bloody man is that?” (1.2.1) King Duncan is referring to Sergeant who is covered in blood from his heroic fighting in battle. Here blood represents strength and valiant acts. Sergeant dramatically talks of a courageous Macbeth in the battle, slaying the enemy from their belly buttons to their throats. Sergeant states Macbeth’s brave acts deserve recognition from the king. King Duncan agrees such a worthy man shall be named Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is in wonder meant that the three witches that appeared before him earlier stated he would become Thane of Cawdor and it came true. Macbeth started to believe the witches words. The witches also said Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor and soon after King and having this knowledge inflates Macbeth with the desire to rule as King. After hearing the news that he became Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth has his first dream about murdering King Duncan though he realizes it is a fantasy. “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,”…show more content…
King Macbeth begins to worry Banquo will suspect Macbeth of killing the king, then King Macbeth orders to have Banquo and his son Fleance killed. Fleance escapes with his life and Banquo is murdered by three trained murders that King Macbeth hired. Later that evening at the castle dinner party King Macbeth has another visionary fit, this time he sees Banquo’s bloody ghost in a seat at the dinner table. The bloody ghost of Banquo is representing King Macbeth’s fear and guilt just like the bloody dagger before Macbeth killed King Duncan. Macbeth’s killing spree keeps going he has Macduff’s family murdered. Macbeth had learned that Macduff is not being loyal to him and is siding with Malcolm to inherit the throne which belongs to him by waging a war against

The Life of Serial Killer, Theodore Robert Bundy

On a chilly afternoon in late 1977, a young, newly-wed woman of 26 was dropped off at her Volkswagen Beetle by her sister-in-law. Her name was Gini McNair. She waved goodbye to her companion, unlocked the driver’s door, and stepped into her vehicle. Sitting at the wheel, with the key in the ignition, she glanced around the deserted Boulder Canyon Road located outside of Boulder, Colorado. While waiting for her dusty red Volkswagen to warm up, she saw another one, light blue, heading down Sugarloaf Road towards her. When she glanced at the driver as he went past, he took the opportunity to look her over as well. With piercing eyes, Ted Bundy quickly examined Gini as he drove by her. When his eye caught hers, Gini immediately felt like she had just been delivered a swift punch in the stomach. He turned around at the bottom of Sugarloaf Road and drove over to where she was parked. As he walked over to her window, she rolled it down. He leaned in close and asked, “Are you having car trouble?”

“No.” she replied quickly.

“Oh…well I am!” he retorted back in an alarming loud voice.

She looked at him with surprise, she knew she had to get away. “Well, I’m sorry, but I don’t really know anything about cars. I don’t think that I would be able to help you.”

He got suddenly angry and said, “Well, maybe you COULD!”

She told him again that she could not and rolled her window up and drove away.

Gini didn’t tell many people the story of that day, she figured that it was just one of those weird things that happen sometimes. One night, a few months later, she and her husband were watching the news and a story about Ted Bundy came on. While the young couple watched for a few minutes with a mixture of disgust and interest, it showed a p…

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