Macbeth: Act IV Quotes

Though you untie the winds and let them fightAgainst the churches; though the yesty wavesConfound and swallow navigation up;Though bladed corn be loged and trees blown downThough castles topple on their warders headsAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: MacbethMotif: weatherContext:Macbeth is approaching the witches about what they are doing
Beware MacduffBeware the Thane of FifeAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: The first apparitionMotif: revengeContext: The warning given to Macbeth by the First apparition
Be bloody, bold, and resoluteThe pow’r of man, for none of woman bornAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: the second apparitionMotif: BloodContext: The advice Macbeth receives from the second apparition
Be lion-mettled, proud and take no careWho chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are:Macbeth shall never vanquished and be untilGreat Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane HillAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: 3rd apparitionMotif: AnimalsContext: The encouragement given to Macbeth by the third apparition
A seventh! I’ll see no more. And yet the eighth appears, who bears a glassWhich shows me many more; and some I seeThat twofold balls and treble scepters carryAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: MacbethMotif: Appearance 11.5. realityContext: Macbeth describing the Line of ghosts he sees
He had none:His flight was madness. When our actions do notOur fears do make us traitorsAct IV, Scene 2 Speaker: Lady MacduffMotif: Appearance v.s. realityContext: Lady Macduff’s reaction t the news that her husband fled
For the poor wrenThe most diminutive of birds, will fightHer young ones in her nest, against the owlAll is the fear and nothing is the love;As little wisdom, where the flightSo runs against all reasonAct IV, Scene 2 Speaker: Lazy MacduffMotif: AnimalsContext:Lady Macduff explains why her husband made the wrong choice
Poor bird! Thou’dst never fear the net not limeThe pitfall nor the ginAct IV, Scene 2 Speaker: Lady MacduffMotif: AnimalsContext: Lady Macduff tells her son that he would be a bad bird
Whither should I fly?I have done no harm. But I remember nowI am of this earthly world, where to do harmIs often laudable, to do good sometimeAccounted dangerous folly. Act IV, Scene 2 Speaker: Lady MacduffMotif: Appearance Vs. reality / AnimalsContext: Lady Macduff reacts to news that her castle will So on be attacked
Bleed, bleed, poor country:Great tyranny, lay though thy basis sure,For goodness dare not check thee: wear thou thy wrongs;The title is affeered. Fare thee well, lord: Act IV, Scene 3 Speaker: MacduffMotif: BloodContext: Macduff talking to Malcom
But I have none: the king-becoming graces,As justice, verity, temp’rance, stablenessBounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness,Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,I have no relish of them, but aboundIn the division of each several crimeActing in many ways. Nay, had I pow’r I shouldPour the sweet mild of concord into hellUproar the universal peace, confoundAll unity on earthAct IV, Scene 3 Speaker: MalcolmMotif: Appearance v.s. realityContext: ma am testing Macduff’s Loyalties
Let’s make med’cines of our great revenge,To cure this deadly griefAct IV, Scene 3 Speaker: MalcolmMotif: revengeContext: Malcolm comforting Macduff as he grieves his family
I shall do so;But I must also feel it as a man.I cannot remember such thing were,That were most precious to me.Act IV, Scene 3 Speaker: MacduffMotif: revengeContext: Macduff Agreeing to take revenge on Macbeth

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