Lady Macbeth Character quotes

‘yet I do fear thy nature/It is too ful o’th’milk of human kindness’ 1:5 – wants to influence him to fufill ambitions’
‘That I may pour my spirits in thine ear’ 1:5 – influencing
‘Come, you spirits/ That Tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here’ 1:5 – wants to remove her femininity with the help of spirits
‘Fill me from the crown to the toe topfull of Direst cruelty’ 1:5 – wants spirits to influence here and make her heartless and cold-blooded
‘Come to my woman’s breasts and take my milk for gall’ 1:5 – removing maternal features
‘Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums/And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn’ 1:7 – sadistic figure, anti-maternalistic
‘Had he not resembled/ My father as he slept, I had done’t.’ 2:2 – complicated villain, has a soft side
‘all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this hand’ 5:1 – driven mad by guilt
‘Come, come come, come, give me your hand’ 5:1 – repetition shows signs of insanity, lost self-control
‘You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting/With most admired disorder’ 3:4 – can’t cope with her husband
‘Did you send to him. sir?’ – 3:4 – Lady M loses influence over Macbeth, so has much shorter lines compared to Macbeth
[Macbeth] ‘We will speak further’ – 1:6 – submissive, feels a bit taken a back by her proposals. Lady M dominant in relationship now

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