english gcse – macbeth divine right of kings quotes

all hail macbeth that shalt be king hereafter -act 1, scene 3: third witch while duncan was proclaimed king by god, macbeth is being proclaimed king by agents of the devil
why do you dress me in borrowed robes? -act 1, scene 3: macbeth macbeth recognises that he has no right to this title at this point in the play. Later however he declares himself king while malcolm lives
what thou wouldst highly, that wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, and yet wouldst wrongly win -act 1, scene 5: lady macbeth lady macbeth knows her husband would rather ascend to the throne through god, but would not win his kingship that way
I am his kinsman and his subject -act 1, scene 7: macbeth macbeth feels guilt in betraying the king
his virtues will plead like angels, trumpet-tongu’d against the deep damnation of his taking off -act 1, scene 7: macbeth duncan is royal due to god, and the imagery of angels and damnation (relating to hell) suggests this
I could not say ‘amen’ when they did say ‘god bless us’ -act 2, scene 2: macbeth macbeth, having killed the king, who was placed on the throne by god, can no longer pray, emphasising how wrong it was
some say, the earth was feverous and did shake -act 2, scene 3: lennox the earth reacts violently to the king’s death, showing that nature is against this.
most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope the lord’s anointed temple -act 2, scene 3: macduff religious imagery is used by macduff to refer to the king’s death, showing his divinity
pious edward -act 3, scene 6: lord the king of england is dutiful and holy, contrasting with macbeth
thy crown does sear mine eyeballs -act 4, scene 1: macbeth the sight of a crown on the vision of a rightful king’s head causes macbeth extreme pain
bloody-sceptr’d -act 4, scene 3: macduff macbeth rose to the throne through bloodshed, and is considered unrighteous by macduff
fiend of scotland -act 4, scene 3: macduff macbeth is such a ruthless and ungodly leader that he should be the exact opposite: a devil

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