In all of Shakespeare's plays he uses many forms of imagery. In the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare applies the imagery of blood and water, which are symbolized in the major themes of the play. Images of blood and water are also mainly expressed together as one main symbolic image of several themes. Each detail of imagery contains an important symbol related to the major themes of the novel. "Critics approach Macbeth as a
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The blood clings to their hands and makes them unable to forget the repulsive crimes they committed. The blood and water together are best symbolized in the theme of guilt. "The end of the play carries the blood and water simile to its inevitable finale" (Nostbakken 19). Lady Macbeth's suicide is directly a result of her inability to rid herself of the guilt and Macbeth's execution is directly related to " blood will have blood" (Shakespeare 3.5.125-126).