Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 key scene quotes

Have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people Sees opinions as valuable and is worried about what others will think
When you dirst do it, then you were a man Attacks his masculinity , knows how to upset him, he is an insecure person who can be manipulated, relentless in her attack
I would while it was smiling in my face have plucked my nipple from its boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this She would do this to achieve the goal if she had broken her promise as he has to her. Feels Macbeth should do the same. Shatters his resolve
I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show. False face must hide what the false heart doth know Has now decided to engage with evil, realises the awfulness of the task and will find acting in his ambition hard but it is still clear he is settled
“We will proceed no further in this business” Does not want to do it at the beginning of the scene
“Wherefore could I not pronounce Amen? I had most need of blessing, and Amen stuck in my throat” Immediately struggles with what he had done. Association between royalty and God therefore he has literally killed God through his mortal representative. No hope left his ambition has damaged him irreparably
These deeds must not be thought after in these ways; so it will make us mad Foreshadowing of the mental turmoil their decision to kill Duncan will cause them
Sleep no more: Macbeth doth murder sleep Sleep is supposed to be a mechanism of rejuvenating yourself and to clear your mind of the thoughts of the day. However, Macbeth has taken this ability away from himself and will permanently be left to suffer with the thought of their actions. His mental descent has begun and the sleep deprivation he is facing will act as a catalyst for this decline
don’t shake thy gory locks at me Detrimental impact of his actions on his mental health becomes clear during the banquet scene where the other characters of the play see for the first time the paranoia and guilt that is consuming him. Hallucinations
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 Little to live for, his life is worthless- just as a shadow is empty and lifeless. His ambition has left him with nothing, his choice had a disastrous effect on his life. Through the bleak word choice it is clear that Macbeth has lost all of the greatness of the man he once was and has been left broken.

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