In the play Macbeth, a symbol of blood is portrayed often (and with different meanings), and it is a symbol that is developed until it is the commanding theme of the play towards its end. The word "blood," or different forms of it, is mentioned forty-two times, with several other passages dealing with the symbol. To follow the character changes in Macbeth is the best way to show how the symbol of blood changes
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As has been shown, the meaning of the symbol of blood changes from honor to treachery, and then to guilt. After this, it returns to the symbol of honor once again after the villain that changed the meaning is killed. Due to these many changes, it has been proved that the symbol of blood has many different meanings which can be associated with it throughout the course of this play.