Blood in macbeth

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What does blood symbolizes in Lady Macbeth’s hands?
Blood in Lady Macbeth’s hands symbolizes guilt. When Lady Macbeth puts the daggers on the bodyguards hands again, blood spots herhands and after in the play she hallucinates some spots of blood in her hands again.
The first event, when she returns the daggers and her hands are all bloody, symbolizes that even though she did notstick the daggers on Duncan’s chest, she was also an accomplice; that she was as guilty as MacBeth.
The second event, when later in the play Lady MacBeth hallucinates she has spots of blood in herhands, symbolizes also guilt but she was losing her mind. The evil act she and her husband participated of was driving her crazy, she hallucinated those spots in her hands and washed, washed, washed butnever disappeared. That means that she could not take it anymore, and was feeling very guilty.
With these events in the play, I believe Shakespeare wants us to realize that blood takes a veryimportant role; it represents guilt, evil, remorse and is the cause of Lady Macbeth’s suicide. Analyzing what is the importance of blood in these acts makes you comprehend better the play and a lot offeelings come to be lightened up.
“My hands are of your colour, but I shame to wear a heart so white”
This phrase said by Lady Macbeth symbolizes that since she was also guilty of Duncan’s death shecouldn’t have her heart neither her conscience so transparent or pure, they were filled with guilt and remorse.
“Out damned spot! One, two. Why then ‘tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie,a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear? Who knows it, when none can call our power account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.
This other phrase symbolizes howLady Macbeth’s starts losing her mind by thinking the spots of blood do not disappear of her hands, she feels so guilty that she even thinks about hell. She never thought she would feel that bad,...
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