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Colors in Macbeth

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Maggie Siyori

on 10 December 2012

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By: Christina and Maggie Colors in Macbeth White represents purity and can also be seen as weakness in the Macbeth’s eyes. White Red represents death of those murdered and guilt of the Macbeth’s because of the murders. Red Green represents weakness as it is used to describe Macbeth when he cannot keep face. Green Yellow/Gold Review^^ “Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness.” (Act 1 Scene 5, Lines 16-17 Lady Macbeth)

“the Babe that milks me” (Act 1 Scene 7, Line 56 Lady Macbeth)

“My hands are of your color, but I shame To wear a heart so white.” (Act 2 Scene 2, Lines 68-69 Lady Macbeth) Thesis In "Macbeth", the use of colors helps to represent the cycle of the Macbeth’s downfall as each color acts as a different stage and or condition of the mind. “Never shake Thy gory locks at me.” (Act 3 Scene 4, Lines 51-52 Macbeth)

“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!...Yet who would have thought the old man had so much blood in him?” (Act 5 Scene 1, Lines 35,39,40 Lady Macbeth)
“To look so green and pale…The ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem.” (Act 1 Scene 7 Lines 68-69 Lady Macbeth)

“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incardine,making the green one red.” (Act 2
Scene 2, Lines 57-60 Macbeth)
Yellow represents royalty and the power that the Macbeth’s wish to hold. Duncan’s “golden round” (Act 1 Scene 5, Line 28 Lady Macbeth)

“Here lay Duncan/His silver skin laced with his golden blood” (Act 2 Scene 3 lines 113-114, Macbeth)

“I have lived long enough. My way of life is full’n into the sere, the yellow leaf” (Act 5 Scene 3 Lines 23-24, Macbeth) *What does each color represent? (Name 2) *Which character uses the color "white" the most? *What is our thesis about? *What "stage" is each color?
(Name 2) Prize when you get the answer correct c:
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