Contamination imagery signifies guiltiness in Macbeth. As Lady Macbeth deteriorates, she begins to dream of her bloody hands. She states, “all of the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten” her “little hand” (V, I, 42-3). The term “caught red-handed” is used when someone is found in the act of a deplorable action. This term references the idea of a murderer found with blood on their hands; a symbol of incontrovertible guiltiness. Shakespeare utilizes this symbol through his imagery of…
Lions are nocturnal creatures, and are a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought(as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious - or dream states). The lion is considered by many ancient cultures to be a solar animal symbol, however it is primarily a nocturnal creature, conducting its hunting activity mostly at night. Further, the lioness is considered a lunar animal.This serves as a symbolic message of balance and sound judgment.
An Art Nouveau pendant-necklace, by René Lalique, circa 1900. Originally probably a hair ornament, the pendant designed as a peacock, a symbol of immortality, decorated with iridescent enamel, the end of the feather set with a cabochon opal, mounted in gold, suspended from a chain composed of gold, enamel and opal beads. Signed. #Lalique #ArtNouveau #pendant
The medicine wheel has been used by aboriginal cultures in North and South America for 10,000 years. It is a symbol of the circle of life, used in prayer and to bring balance to one’s life. The circle of the Anishinaabe medicine wheel is continuous, with no beginning and no end. Everything in life is sacred – the earth, animals, plants … everything affects one another. The four colours of the medicine wheel are spirits. Each one is associated with a life stage.
Rowan Tree Symbolism | The Tree of lIfe is a symbol linked to the Druids, and it represented male and female and their unity. It has connections with both the apple and rowan trees and was believed to stave off hunger, and also symbolises life force.
Koru - A Symbol Of Maori Art Mimicking The Fiddlehead Of New Ferns. It Symbolizes New Life, Growth, Development, And Peace. The Circular Shape Of The Koru Helps To Convey The Idea Of Perpetual Movement While The Inner Coil Suggests A Return To The Point Of Origin.