Provide several quotes that show the imagery of blood, darkness and disease in "Macbeth". it would be better to have sources with them.

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Macbeth, 1.4: "Stars, hide your fires; / Let not light see my black and deep desires." (Macbeth is ashamed of his greed and treachery.)

Donalbain, 2.3: "Where we are, / There's daggers in men's smiles: the near in blood, / The nearer bloody." (Donalbain is fearful of Macbeth's manner and suspects he is up to no good.)

Macbeth, 2.2.: "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather / The multitudinous seas incarnadine, / Making the green one red." (Macbeth reflects on his murderous deed.)

Macbeth, 3.4: "It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood: / Stones have been known to move and trees to speak; / Augurs and understood relations have / By magot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth / The secret'st man of blood." (Macbeth anticipating having to pay for his crimes.)

Lady Macbeth, 5.1: "Out, damned spot! out I say!" (Lady Macbeth's guilt makes it appear to her that she can never wash the crime of Duncan's blood off her hands.)

Macbeth: 5.3: "Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased...?" (To the doctor. He feels hopeless in the manifestation of his darkness.)


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