In the final acts of Shakespeares Macbeth the motiff blood plays a big role. It adds drama and shows how influencial the sight of blood is to many people. For instance, on page 356,Act 5, Scene 3, . lines 17-20Macbeth sayGo prick thyface and over-red thy fear, thou lily-livered boy. What soldiers, patch? Deathof thy soul! Those linen cheeks of thine Are counselors to fear.
What soldiers,whey-face? In this passage Macbeth suggests that the servant cut his face sothat blood will hide his cowardice . This adds drama and states the sight ofblood makes people look lss cowardly and may scare another thus giving Macbethpower over his enemy. In act 4 scene, scene 1, page 335 , lines 89-92 there is areference to a bloody child that states Be bloody, bold, snd resolute; laughto scorn The powr of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth. It ismore dramatic that is is said by a bloody child because it wouldnt be such animpotant statement said byu a regular man or woman. Characterization lets uaknow what is going on in each characters head and lets us know things about thecharacter that the author wants us to know. For example in act 4, scene 1, pg.Order now
337, lines 165-179 Macbeth says aside Time, thou anticipatst my ddreadexploits The castle of Macduff I will surprise, , seize upon Fife,give to the edge o the sword That trace him, in his line Come,bring me where they are. Shakespeare lets Macbeth talk to himself so theaudience knows exactly what is going through his mind. In Act 5 scene 1 thewhole opwning section with the doctor talking to the gentlewoman is created sothat we understand what is going with Lady Macbeth without being told in a moreobvious way that would take away from the play. Characterization is a big partof letting us know more about the play otherwise without there would be manythings we didnt understand.
Foreshadowing adds suspense and gives the readeran eye to look into the future of the play to keep them interested and let themknow what will happen. In act 5,scene 1 pg,353, lines 73-75 when the doctorsays, Look after her; remove from her means of annoyance, and still keep eyesupon her . This is said as to forshadow that later in the play Lady Macbethmight take her own life because of her guilty feeling. Also, at the beginning ofAct 4 scene 1 the three witches foreashadow by telling Macbeth what the futureholds such as the witches showing Macbeth the lines of futeure kings foreshadowwhat will happen to Macbeth.Shakespeare