English Final Macbeth Quotes

“Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.” (soliloquy) Lady Macbeth thinks that Macbeth is to kind and because he’s too nice he will not be able to murder Duncan.
“Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me from the crown to the toe top-fullOf direst cruelty. Make thick my blood.Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse,That no compunctious visitings of natureShake my fell purpose, nor keep peace betweenTh’ effect and it. Come to my woman’s breasts,And take my milk for gall” (Act I, Scene V) The first is Lady MacBeth, praying for her to not have feelings or guilt or regret, like a woman generally would, to help harden her so she can help proceed with the plan to help her husband obtain power. refers to her plea to rid of her soft, feminine fa├žade and obtain a more ruthless nature. take away my excessive womanly feelings of compassion and fear and make me a warrior.
“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t.” Macbeth telling lady to be nice to the guest be in reality you’re evil
“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” metaphor states that if macbeth washed his hands in the sea, instead of the sea cleaning his hands, the hands will taint the see from green to red.
“Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Here, Macbeth is realizing that all his striving was literally useless: Malcolm is going to be king; he himself is about to die; and his wife is gone.WE repeat the same mistakes tomorrow as we did today. Mankind has done this and will do this to the end of eternity.Macbeth is grieving the loss of his wife. He is in despair, and he feels as if life has no meaning.

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