"Blood" is used 109 times throughout Macbeth.
The symbolism varies with character and situation; however, I've narrowed the
"blood types" to G--Guilt, A---Ambition, and H---Honor.
In this activity, students examine a quote and choose the correct test tube: G, A, or H.
There are 15 quotes from the first two acts.
The first one is completed as an example:
Duncan: "What bloody man is that?" (1.2.1).
Students would draw an arrow to the test tube labeled blood type "H" for Honor.
The soldier's blood represents honor; he's been in battle fighting to keep King Duncan on the throne.
This is a creative way to have students demonstrate their understanding of blood symbolism.
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