From Lady MacBeth desperately trying to wash the red stain of blood from her hands to Hans Christian Anderson’s ever-dancing red shoes, the color red holds much influence in literature. Red can bring a sense of danger, transgression, anger, and warning. Yet it can also symbolize life and love. In this article Writer’s Relief found on LitHub.com, red’s psychophysical impact in literature is examined throughout many classic stories.
Learn more about the power of red—and how to use it when writing—here.