Macbeth - Shakespeare.

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Blood is essential to every human beings survival. It is a fluid circulating throughout the body that carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues in exchange for life and if this was somehow lost then the life would also be lost. No matter what caused the loss of blood, if it were jealousy, revenge, guilt or treachery the life would still be forfeit. In Macbeth there are many symbolic gestures towards blood, which ultimately develop …

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…meaning of the symbol of blood changes, for MacBeth and Lady MacBeth, from honor to treachery, and then to guilt, after this, it returns to the symbolic meaning of honor once again after the villain that changed the meaning from honor to tyranny is killed. Due to these many changes, it has been proved that the symbol of blood has many different meanings, which can be attributed to it throughout the course of the play.