macbeth blood

macbeth blood

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  • "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself and falls on th'other" (1.7 25-28)
  •                                             Blood
  • "Will all Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?" (2.2 61-62)
  • "Hail King! for so thou art: behold, where stands the usurper's cursed head: the time is free..." (5.8 21-22)
  • Blood is shown throughout the play with the first main one being the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth was pressured into committing this crime, and later regrets it deeply. This scene is shown after Macbeth sees the bloody dagger leading him to Duncan's room and ultimately kills him due to his ambition, and greed to become king.
  • Macbeth experiences horrible guilt after murdering Duncan. He is constantly reminded by the blood on his hands after killing Duncan. He is so full of guilt, claiming nothing can forgive him of this deed and saying that not even "Neptune's ocean" could clean his hands with the blood on them.
  • In the end, Macbeth made some horrible decisions that lead to his downfall, he decided to kill his friend Banquo and Macduff's family and now everyone has turned against him. He ends his reign as king after being beheaded by Macduff at his castle.
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