Macbeth act 3 quotes {Maggio}

“Ay in the catalogue you go for men, As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs, shoughts, water-rugs, and demiwolves are clept All by the name of dogs. The valued file Distinguishes the swift, the slow, the subtle, The housekeeper, the hunter, every one Accordint to the gift which bounteous nature Hath in him closed, whereby he does recieve Particular addition, from the bill That writes them all alike. And so of men. Now, if you have a station in the file, Not i’ th’ worst rank of manhood, say ‘t, And I will put that business in your bosoms, Whose execution takes your enemy off, Grapples you to the heart and love of us, Who wear our health but sickly in his life, Which in this death were perfect ” (III.i.92-111) Said by: MacbethMeans: he tries to manipulate the murderers so they’ll murder Banquo and his sonTranslation (no fear shakespeare): Yes, you’re part of the species called men. Just as hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, mutts, shaggy lapdogs, swimming dogs, and wolf-dog crossbreeds are all dogs. But if you list the different kinds of dogs according to their qualities, you can distinguish which breeds are fast or slow, which ones are clever, which ones are watchdogs, and which ones hunters. You can classify each dog according to the natural gifts that separate it from all other dogs. It’s the same with men. Now, if you occupy some place in the list of men that isn’t down at the very bottom, tell me. Because if that’s the case, I will tell you a plan that will get rid of your enemy and bring you closer to me. As long as Banquo lives, I am sick. I’ll be healthy when he is dead.
“Against my near’st of life. And thought I could With barefaced power sweep him from my sight And bid my will avouch it, yet I must not, For certain friends that are both his and mine.” (III.i.117-120) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is using excuses to not kill Banquo. He is trying to tell the murderers that he can’t kill Banquo himself because they share friends. Translation (no fear shakespeare): Since I’m king, I could simply use my power to get rid of him. But I can’t do that, because he and I have friends in common whom I need, so I have to be able to moan and cry over his death in public even though I’ll be the one who had him killed. That’s why I need your help right now. I have to hide my real plans from the public eye for many important reasons.
“Whose absense is no less material to me Than is his father’s” (III.i.135) Said by: MacbethMeans: it is important to kill both Fleance and BanquoTranslation (no fear shakespeare): Getting rid of Fleance is as important as knocking off Banquo.
“We have scouched the snake, not killed it.” (III.ii.13) Said by: MacbethMeans: idkTranslation (no fear shakespeare): We have slashed the snake but not killed it. (It will heal and be as good as new, and we’ll be threatened by its fangs once again. )
“Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.” (III.ii.22-23) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is finally calm because Duncan is killed. He feels like his life can now be fulfilled.Translation (no fear shakespeare): Duncan lies in his grave, through with life’s troubles, and he’s sleeping well.
“O full of scorpions is my mind” (III.ii.35) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is messed up because of the murderTranslation (no fear shakespeare): Argh! I feel like my mind is full of scropions”
“Be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck, Till thou applaud the deed.” (III.ii.44-45) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is telling his wife (Lady Macbeth) that she shouldn’t be getting into other people’s businessTranslation (no fear shakespeare): It’s better you don’t know about it until after it’s done, when you can applaud it
“But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears. But Banquo’s safe?” (III.iv.24-25) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is paranoidTranslation (no fear shakespeare): But now I’m all tangled up with doubts and fears. But Banquo’s been taken care of?
“There the grown serpent lies. The worm that’s fled Hath nature that in time will venom breed, no teeth for th’ present. Get thee gone. Tomorrow we’ll hear ourselves again.” (III.iv.29-32) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is saying that Banquo is dead, but his son is dangerousTranslation (no fear shakespeare): The adult snake lies in the ditch. The young snake that escaped will in time become poisonous and threatening, but for now he has no fangs. Get out of here. I’ll talk to you again tomorrow.
“Blood hath been shed ere now, i’ th’ olden time,Ere humane statute purged the gentle weal;Ay, and since too, murders have been performedToo terrible for the ear. The time has beenThat, when the brains were out, the man would die,And there an end. But now they rise againWith twenty mortal murders on their crownsAnd push us from our stools. This is more strangeThan such a murder is.” (III.iv.75-83) Said by: MacbethMeans: macbeth is trying to justify his murdersTranslation (no fear shakespeare): In ancient times, before there were laws to make the land safe and peaceful, a lot of blood was spilled. Yes, and since then murders have been committed that are too awful to talk about. It used to be that when you knocked a man’s brains out he would just die, and that would be it. But now they rise from the dead with twenty fatal head wounds and push us off our stools. This haunting business is even stranger than murder.
“Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee.Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold.Thou hast no speculation in those eyesWhich thou dost glare with!” (III.iv.93-96) Said by: MacbethMeans: Macbeth is making a fool of himself in front of the entire banquet because he sees the ghostTranslation (no fear shakespeare): Go! And get out of my sight! Stay in your grave. There’s no marrow in your bones, and your blood is cold. You’re staring at me with eyes that have no power to see.
“It will have blood, they say, blood will have blood.” (III.iv.122) Said by: MacbethMeans: the dead will get revengeTranslation (no fear shakespeare): There’s an old saying, the dead will have their revenge.

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