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Hammond - Macbeth BM

​In English class, after reading and analyzing the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, students made projects analyzing the main characters, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as the quarter 3 benchmark. I looked at Lady Macbeth's character's change throughout the course of the play. The piece of artwork that I made represented Lady Macbeth's downfall from the beginning of the play to the end. Besides the spiral metaphor, there is a quote rope on the right side of the art, which also shows her change. The rope goes from more tight and well-rounded to a frayed Lady Macbeth, and eventually, at the end of the play and at the end of the rope, it is very frayed and by that time has broken off. The colors in the downwards spiral each represent a mood or feeling or description of Lady Macbeth as the play progresses on. In the beginning, for example, there is red because Lady Macbeth was bloodthirsty and violent because of her saying that she would do anything for more power, as the quote on the right says. After going through being envious, greedy, guilty, miserable, and crazy, Lady Macbeth's spiral ends when she kills herself, and as always, black represents the color or death.