Blood and Darkness Macbeth

Topics: Macbeth, The Reader, Foreshadowing Pages: 2 (492 words) Published: April 4, 2013
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, it shows many examples of darkness and blood. These give the reader the much intended feeling of eeriness. Macbeth, along with most of the characters introduced in act one all contribute to this feeling. Throughout this act the audience goes through a series of foreshadowing, along with being shown sides of characters that none of the other characters get to see. These characters all show both darkness and blood. One example of this darkness would appear in Act I Scene I with the witches, when they say “Fair is foul, and foul is fair/ Hover through the fog and filthy air.” (1.1.12-13). This shows that Shakespeare gives a portentous feeling, it also shows that the witches give off an interesting vibe. The vibe the witches’ gives off definitely makes the readers pay closer attention to them throughout the play. The darkness continues in the line, “So foul and fair a day I have not seen.”(1.3.39). Said by Macbeth himself. In this line he basically describes how the days have been both foul and pleasant due to the war. Both of these lines show how Shakespeare wants the audience to get an example of all of the drama and bloodshed to come. In Act 1 Scene 5, it introduces Lady Macbeth. So far in this play we have learned that the word crazy pretty much sums up Lady Macbeth. Most of the examples of blood come from her. “Make thick my blood/ Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse.” (1.5.45-46). In this line Lady Macbeth further explains how she would not like to have the soft feelings, or any feelings for that matter. She describes those as being unsexed. That line foreshadows how cruel ones thoughts can get, or how cruel one can act. After this Macbeth goes through with plotting the murder of Duncan. Another example of blood appears when Macbeth starts describing how he plans to kill Duncan, “Will it not be received/ when we have marked with blood those sleepy two of his own chamber” (1.7.81-82). He wants to get Duncans officers...
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