MB IVi Blood
By wreitz, Updated
Blood is recurring throughout the play, but plays a particular role in Macbeth's growing cruelty.
The second apparition advises Macbeth to be violent and strong. It's almost as if it's the incarnation of what Lady Macbeth wants for Macbeth. Yet, this apparition (who is bloody itself) explains how Macbeth is safe from harm.
Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.
The final apparition Macbeth sees is a bloody Banquo mocking him because, as the witches predicted, the bloodline to the king will be Banquo's. Bloodline isn't used, but it sure is felt!
Now I see ’tis true; For the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me And points at them for his.
Poor Macbeth.... maybe not the best strategy. How's it working out for you so far? It's called The Tragedy of Macbeth for a reason....
Oh, Bloody hell.... I ought to just kill Macduff and anyone else who isn't on on board with me for good measure. I'm too far stepped in blood to turn back now! More blood!!!
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