Monthly Archives for August 2012


Macbeth – Blood Imagery

The purpose of blood imagery: Contributes to the horror of the play Represents guilt felt by major characters Acts as a metaphor for the chaos within Scotland Represents the notion of loyal self-sacrifice Macbeth is a very bloody play. Shakespeare’s bloody imagery, including the vision of blood-spattered characters, enables him to create an atmosphere of […]



Macbeth as Tragedy

Tragedy is a form of drama that deals with human suffering. Generally speaking, tragedy portrays a hero who flourishes at the beginning of story, but then, because of a tragic act, faces a reversal of fortune. The tragic hero encounters great suffering and hardship in the drama but because of this develops greater awareness about […]