Macbeth is a brave and important lord, yet as we see in the play he allows the witches prophecy and his wife’s pushiness to damage his loyalty as he plans the murder of Duncan who he has deceived. “And we’ll not fail. When Duncan is asleep— / whereto the rather shall his day’s hard journey / Soundly invite him—his two chamberlains / Will I with wine and wassail so convince / that memory, the warder of the brain, / shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason / A limbeck only:” (1.7.542-48). As the play continues Macbeth also shows guilt of betrayal as he goes through with Duncan’s murder and his wife, lady Macbeth frames the grooms. “Why did you bring these daggers from the place? / They must lie there: go carry them; and smear / the sleepy grooms with blood.”(2.2.708-10). Macbeth then says he will go no more and lady Macbeth gets upset and does it herself, “Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead are but as pictures: ’tis the eye of childhood” (2.2.715-16). Later throughout the play violence occurs when Macbeth is to afraid to kill Duncan so lady Macbeth calls for the spirits to take over so she is tough enough to kill Duncan “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill from the crown to the toe, top fill of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood”(1.5.47-50) another violent act occurs when The murder of Banquo happens, Macbeth hires two-three men, who are murderers who promised Macbeth to kill his former friend which leads to a turning point in the book. Macbeth was able to murder his closest friends, which leads on to his ability to kill more. (Act 3. All of scene 3). Macbeth then begins to imagine a dagger in front of him. Although he is wide-awake he is still in deep fear over killing Duncan. “Is that a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come. Let me clutch thee. I have thee not and yet I see these still. Are thou not fatal vision sensible to feelings as to sight?” (188.8.131.52) As the play continues we realize Blood is everywhere in Macbeth, The dagger that Macbeth imagines is a symbol for his interior chaos and fear over the crime he’s about to commit. He emphasizes the murder as a bad thing that will haunt him. “And, on thy blade and dungeon gouts of blood, which were not so before. There is no such thing: it is the bloody business which informs thus to mine eyes”(2.1.47-50) as Macbeth and his wife go upon their murderous ways, blood comes to symbolize their guilt, and they begin to feel that their crimes have tarnished them in a way that cannot be cleaned. Macbeth imagines himself plowing through a river of blood, the blood symbolizing his crimes he’s gone so far down the river that going back would be just as hard as moving forward “I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more. Returning as tedious as go’er” (3.4.142-144). Another symbol of blood occurs when Macbeth is thinking will water wash away all blood which cause lady Macbeth to think he is a punk She dips her hands in the dead King’s blood, and smears the grooms with that blood, then tells Macbeth that “my hands are of your color; but I shame/to wear a heart so white” (2.2.61-62).