Thesis: I believe that blood and darkness is shown through imagery many times throughout the play Macbeth.
Subtopics: Blood is a reacurring image from the beginning of the play.
Darkness is used many times, also having to do with evil and the bad things going on.
Subtopic Statement- In the play Macbeth, Blood Imagery is used effectively to create evil and a guilty atmosphere.
Quote: Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-fill
Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood,
Stop up th' access and passage of nature
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
Th' effect and it! Act I Scene v l
Lady Macbeth is speaking about murder and death here.. as to not interrupt the natural occurrence of life and death.
What hands are here? Ha! They pluck out mine eyes!
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.
Describing the blood on his hands what he done to King Duncan.
Act II Scene II
Macbeth is speaking to lady Macbeth here and he is feeling guilty of what he just did, and he is talking about his red blood stained hands. MacBeth is going a bit nutty and does not want to get caught.
Quote: Be not offended:
I speak not as in absolute fear of you.
I think our country sinks beneath the yoke;
It weeps, it bleeds, and each new days a gash
Is added to her wounds.
Act IV scene III
Malcom is speaking with MacDuff and Macbeth and he is saying how he is scared now that Macbeth will be king, and that each day some new problem arises and it keeps getting worse and worse.
Body Paragraph 2: Subtopic- In the play Macbeth Darkness Imagery is also used throughout the play.