This means that Macduff will go after Macbeth for revenge after Macbeth killed his family. His sword represents his anger, and “bloodier villain” represents a dead man walking, Macbeth. He is the bloody villain that Macduff refers to in the quote. Blood represents life when Macduff was born. He was ripped out of his mothers womb.
Whether noble or insidious, blood is always used to describe the character of Macbeth. In the opening of the play, the audience is greeted with the bloody battle between the forces of Macbeth and Banquo against the invading armies of Norway and the treacherous Macdownwald. "What bloody main is that?" (Act 1, Scene 2, line 1) Here, Shakespeare uses blood to symbolize the courage and valor of defending one's country. Though Macbeth's actions are bloody, they are inherently good; they are the result of putting down a rebellion.
He can report,/ As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt/ The newest state.” (1.2.1-3), to which blood indicates the open wounds Macbeth had caused to him. Shakespeare’s use of blood in this scene represents the loyalty and honor as Macbeth killed Macdonwald in defense of the king. After the battle, Macbeth was rewarded with a new title as the Thane of Cawdor yet he was not completely satisfied as he became greedy. Shakespeare also uses bloody images to foreshadow future events associated with Macbeth’s power. Aside from symbolizing blood as honor, he uses it to demonstrate the character of Macbeth and his drastic personality change as the play progresses.
Macbeth quotes, “will it not be received/ When we have mark’d with blood those sleepy two/ Of his own chamber and used their very daggers/ That they have done’t? (1.7.75-79), stating that blood is beginning to literally represent guilt, rather then symbolically. By killing Duncan with the guard’s weapons and then smearing blood all over them, Macbeth is framing them, making them guilty by using Duncan’s blood. This quote also depicts Macbeth’s transition from a morally correct ruler to a corrupt and vicious murderer. Before hearing the witch’s prophecy, he was a virtuous and ethical person, but after hearing that he is destined for kingship, he goes on a murderous rampage to gain political power, completely disregarding his previous decency.
Upon hearing of his families’ death, Macduff returns to Scotland to confront Macbeth, who is slain. The horrid acts performed by Macbeth were brought to justice through his death, and power was restored with the crowning of King Malcolm. Lady Macbeth was the driving force that kept pushing Macbeth to his terrible crimes. One crucial statement she made to her husband directly insulted Macbeth’s manhood, and manipulated him into committing heinous crimes, “What beast was't then, When you durst do it then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man..."(Shakespeare, 1.7, 47-49). In this statement Lady Macbeth resorted to
One of the main messages he is trying to deliver to us is to always weigh what you achieve to what the consequences will be. This especially holds true for Macbeth, as when first contemplating if he should kill Duncan, not once did he think of how he could be punished. Also, when Macbeth first hears the witch’s prophecy of him being a king, he jumps directly to the idea of murder. This kind of thinking is exhibited in Macbeth’s monologue in scene 5 act 5, where he discus’s the uselessness of living, and this attitude towards life made him go mad. This also points to how unintelligent Macbeth really was.
Shakespeare's uses many symbols in the play to go along with the themes. The most common and used symbol is blood that symbolizes killing and fear. Many scenes in the play involve murder also associated with blood. The use of blood in the play is very important when connecting to the theme of killing. The first time Shakespeare uses blood as a symbol is when when Macbeth is going to kill Duncan.
Near the end of the play she admits to her crimes, further solidifying her guilt. Still, however guilty she may be, Lady Macbeth’s greatest skill lies in her aptitude for deception and cunning. During Macbeth, Lady Macbeth forces her husband to do her bidding and commit vile murders using a variety of methods and means. Chief amongst her tools are the arts of persuasion and deception, both of which she teaches to Macbeth. As she receives a letter from her husband, she says, “...I may pour my spirits into thine ear and chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round”(I v 25-26), proving that she plans to convince Macbeth to remove all that impedes him from the crown, clearing the way for her to be queen.
Blood is personified in a wide spectrum of feelings and outcomes. Blood is mentioned for the first time at the beginning of the play when Duncan asks Malcom about a wounded sergeant. ""What bloody man is that?" (1.2.1).The sergeant then tells the story of Macbeth's heroic
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Character Description By: Gavin Patton The esteemed, brave warrior and Thane of Glamis- Macbeth is the principal character in Shakespeare’s tragedy, ‘Macbeth’. He is first introduced in Act 1, Scene 2, by a fatigued soldier, subsequent to the glorious victory over the Irish and Norwegian rebels led by the traitor, Macdonald. King Duncan, the current monarch of Scotland approaches the scene of the battle with his sons Malcolm and Donaldbain seeking an aftermath report. A wounded Captain who had participated in the battle recounts their victory and proclaimed the assertive efforts of ’brave Macbeth’. The captain recalls Macbeth killing the apostate, Macdonald: ‘till he unseam’d him from the nave to th’chaps and fix’d his head upon our battlements’- Captain, (1.2.22-23).