There are many symbols used in Macbeth that help us to better understand the play. In the following paragraphs I will explain them in depth. There are four symbols that I will discuss below, they are light and darkness it represents the good and bad things that take place throughout the play. The second symbolism is blood. The blood represents murder and guilt like the blood on the dagger and the blood on Lady Macbeth's hand. The weather represents the different tragedies that take place and another symbolism is the dead children.
Light and darkness represent the tragedies that took place throughout the play. Light represents the good things that happen and darkness represents bad or evil things. One example of light is when
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The next symbolism is blood. The blood represents many things in this play. It represents guilt, sin, and death. One examples of how guilt was represented was when Lady Macbeth became ill and sleepwalks. In (V, i, 15-25) she keeps rubbing her hand together to wash the blood off but she couldn't. Even though there isn't any blood she feels there is because of the guilt. She feels guilty for urging Macbeth to go and kill Duncan. She tells him to be a man and be brave and go kill Duncan. Another example is when Macbeth sees the floating dagger with blood on it which shows that it has been used to kill someone and then he goes to kills Duncan. Blood is also represented in the beginning of the play when it opens with the fight between the Scots and Norwegians many people died during this fight. Blood is used as a absolute sign of illness or mishap that every man faces. There are many deaths that take place through out this play because of Macbeth’s greediness. He kills Duncan because he wants to be king. After killing Duncan Macbeth refuses to go back to the crime scene and smear blood on the guard. He feels that the blood will make him seem as if he were involved in the crime. Then Macbeth orders his soldiers to go and kill Banquo because he is afraid he might get caught if he commits another crime. He commands them to kill Banquo because