Macbeth Act 2 Quote Identification

“I see thee still;/And on they blade and dudgeon gouts of blood / Which was not so before.” Macbeth is hallucinating a bloody dagger before him before he killed the king. He is consumed with thoughts of killing the king.(app vs. reality/characterization)
“Had he not resembled / My father as he slept, I had done it.” Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth she would’ve killed the king herself if he didn’t look like her own father. This emphasizes her masculine role. (theme)
“Most sacrilegious murder hath broke opeThe Lord’s anointed temple, and stole henceThe life o’ th’ building.” Macduff is horrified that he found the king dead and uses a metaphor to describe it-like someone stolen the Lord from a church- emphasizing how good Kind Duncan was. (hyperbolic)
6. “To Ireland, I; our separated fortune / Shall keep us both the safer: where we are, / There’s daggers in men’s smiles: the near in blood,/ The nearer bloody.” Donalbain tells Malcolm he is fleeing to Ireland after Malcolm says he will flee to England. He feels that people are not what they seem-the ones that are friends or family may also be their killers.(app vs. reality)
“Will 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 is speaking to Lady Macbeth, wondering if all the water in the ocean will wash the blood from his hands (hyperbole). He feels it won’t and feels that there is so much “blood” on his hands, that they would turn the ocean read if he tried.(symbolism)
“The night has been unurly; where we lay / Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say, / Lamentings heard i’ the air;…The obscure bird / Clamour’d the livelong night; some say the earth / Was feverous and did shake.” Lennox is describing the unnatural occurances to Macbeth the moring after Macbeth killed the king. This emphasizes the theme of nature and. the unnatural by showing the further havoc in nature that is caused by the murder of Duncan and the destruction of the natural order (chain of being)/.

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