Macbeth Essay On Blood

The owl is a bellman because, according to superstition, an owl hooting foretells death. So,when the owls screamed and the crickets cried, it symbolized evil and ominous doings.

In Act 2, scene 4, Ross and an old man are talking about the night before and how many unnatural things happened.

“The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements.” In Act I, scene 5, Macbeth has already thought about the assassination. The animals are all going crazy and doing things that are not natural, just like Macbeth is doing. The last type of imagery is blood, it is very important in ‘Macbeth’.

It symbolizes honor and bravery and also deceit and evil.

Clothing is used to suggest that throughout the play, Macbeth is trying to hide his “disgraceful self” from everyone, including himself.

He is wanting to hide how he really is(a bad guy) and make people see him as a good guy.Darkness, is used to establish the evil parts of the play, and sunshine is used to establish victory or goodness in it.“It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman, which gives the stern’st good-night.” In Act 2, scene 2, The step that Macbeth is taking goes against the rules of nature, and when this happens, animals and weather erupt.The night has become more powerful than the day or else the day is hiding its face in shame”.Duncan s horses, went crazy and broke their stalls, and were said to have eaten each other. An atmosphere of death is symbolized by the behavior of the animals that night.The blood at the beginning of the play earns Macbeth respect and a title.Macbeth is feeling very guilty about the murder of Duncan and Banquo.Macbeth is uncomfortable in them because he is always aware of the fact that they do not belong to him.“New honours come upon him, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mould, But with the aid of use.” (Act 1,scene 3, line 144) Those lines symbolize how Macbeth knew he did not deserve the titles, and the clothing that went along with that title, because he knew he didn t earn the titles and wasn t honorable enough to wear the clothing he was given. In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the witches, the guilt in Macbeth’s soul, and the darkness of the night to set the mood.Clothing is meant to show what a person has earned, darkness is meant to symbolize evil, animals show what is natural and blood stands for wounds, or death.William Shakespear used imagery many times in the play Macbeth.


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