Macbeth Act 1 & 2

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” -Witches
“No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, and wish his former title greet Macbeth” -King addressing others on battlefield
“All hail Macbeth! Hail to the, thane if Glamis!””All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee thane of Cawdor!” -witches
“Lesser than Macbeth, and greater””Not so happy, yet much happier””Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” -three witches to Banquo
“But tis strange; and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence” -Banquo to Macbeth- Macbeth (in prologue) decides that if he is to become king- it will happen without his meddling- contemplated regicide(Banquo does not trust witches- thinks they want them to do harm and give them false hope)
“We will establish our estate upon our eldest, Malcom, whom we name hereafter the prince of Cumberland…” -King Duncan announces to nobles
“He was an absolute gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.” -King Duncan speaks about traitorous thane of Cawdor
“He is so valiant… It is a peerless kinsman” -King Duncan about Macbeth
“My dearest partner of greatness” -Macbeth to Lady Macbeth in letter
“This castle hath a pleasant seat” -king
“Heavens breath smells wooingly here” -Banquo speaking of Inverness
1. “Our honored hostess”2. “We love him highly” 1.king to lady Macbeth2. King to macveth
“I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition” -Macbeth weighs out consequences of murdering his King
“We will proceed to further in this business” -Macbeth to his wife
“Prithee, peace! I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more is none” -Macbeth defends himself against Lady Macbeth’s scolding
How does Lady Macbeth further insult him and what does she say of her own nature? She emasculated him by questioning whether or not he is a man- and says that she would rather pluck her baby from her nipple and dash it’s brains out than break a promise to him
“As we shall make our griefs and clamor roar, Upon his death” -Lady Macbeth instructs her husband
“Away, and mock the time with fairest show: The false face must hide what the false heart doth know” -Macbeth- how first act ends
“He hate been in unusual pleasure, and sent forth great largess to your offices: this diamond he greets your wife withal, by the name of most kind hostess” -Banquo to Macbeth- telling him of Duncan’s response to Macbeth’s hospitality
“With all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red” Macbeth attempts to wash blood from handsCarne=meat- make something blood red (Moses)
“The night has been unruly. Where we lay, our chimneys were blown down… Some say the earth was fever push and did shake” -Lennox- reports to Macbeth- is said right before Macduff finds body
“Let’s not consort with them. To show an unfelt sorrow is an office which the false man does easy. I’ll to England” Malcolm tells his brother
“To Ireland I…where we are there’s daggers in men’s smiles” Donalbain to brother
After Duncan’s death- what unnatural occurrences happen and what do they symbolize? 1. Sun will not rise- dark/light motif- no light after death of King2. Mousing owl killed falcon- Macbeth killed Duncan3. Duncan’s horses eat each other- either two sons turning against each other or precursor of civil war
(The body guards) “we’re suborned: Malcolm and Donalbain the Kings two sons, are stol’n away and fled, which puts upon them suspicion of the deed” Macduff days to Ross

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