After MacBeth has killed King Duncan, he looks at the blood on his hand and wonders if he will ever be free of the stains of guilt. (Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/Clean from my hand? II ii 61). Blood becomes a repeated image, also symbolizing the guilt of killing and betraying.
WRITING PROMPT: You are heir to the throne, prince(ss) of a medium sized nation of this world. Your parents died too early and everyone is ready to exploit your inexperience, your enemies are ready to tear the kingdom apart, your advisers ready to use you as a puppet. It's time to establish dominance.