Macbeth Act 1, Scene 5 Quotations

“yet I do fear thy nature,/It is too full o’th’milk of human kindness”- Lady Macbeth Character (Lady Macbeth) – She assumes that Macbeth will hesitate over killing Duncan. This suggests that at this point Macbeth isn’t totally evil.
“Come, you spirits…/Smoke of hell,” Lady Macbeth Theme (Good and Evil) – Lady Macbeth’s dark and terrifying soliloquy shows how evil she is. Her references to “spirits” and “hell” links her to the Witches.
“Unsex me here/And fill me from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty” – Lady Macbeth Character (Lady Macbeth) – Make her more man and fill her with the worst kind of evil.
“make thick my blood,/Stop up th’access and passage to remorse” – Lady Macbeth Character (Lady Macbeth) – Thicken her blood to stop her from feeling pity, so that no human kindness will stop her from carrying out her terrible plan.
“Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark,” – Lady Macbeth Theme (Light and Dark)Character (Lady Macbeth) – She has made the plan without Macbeth’s input.
“Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor,/Greater than both by the all-hail hereafter” – Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Theme (Supernatural) – Her greeting echoes the Witches’ language.
“I feel now/The future in the instant” – Lady Macbeth to Macbeth”My dearest love,” – Macbeth to Lady Macbeth Theme (Supernatural) – She can tell the future like the WitchesRelationship (Macbeth and Lady Macbeth) – They greet one another differently.
“Look like th’innocent flower,/But be the serpent under’t” – Lady Macbeth to Macbeth. Character (Lady Macbeth) – She encourages Macbeth to deceive Duncan by pretending to be something he’s not.
“We will speak further—” – Macbeth to Lady Macbeth. Relationship (Macbeth and Lady Macbeth) – She cuts him off when he tries to give a suggestion.
“Leave all the rest to me.” – Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Relationship (Macbeth and Lady Macbeth) – She now has the power in the relationship.

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