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 threatens the witches and says he doesn’t care what they do or destroy but he wants them to tell him what he wants to know
Beware MacduffBeware the Thane of FifeAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: witches Motif: appearance vs reality Context: macbeth appears to need to beware of macduff
Be bloody, bold, and resoluteThe pow’r of man, for none of woman bornAct IV, Scene 1 Speaker: witches Motif: appearance vs reality Context: macbeth cant be killed by a man not born by a woman
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: witches Motif: appearance vs reality Context: macbeth cant be killed unless the woods move
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: macbeth Motif: appearance vs reality Context: macbeth sees an apparition that show a line of banquos heir to the throne
He had none:His flight was madness. When our actions do notOur fears do make us traitorsAct IV, Scene 2 Speaker: lady macduff Motif: appearance vs reality Context: she says her husband didnt have a good reason to leave his family — in reality he is avenging the death of duncan
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: lady macduff Motif: animals Context: she says that a small bird will fight for its young and she will fight for her young revenge- gonna kill her and her children
Poor bird! Thou’dst never fear the net not limeThe pitfall nor the ginAct IV, Scene 2 Speaker: lady macduff Motif: animals Context: refering to her son as a poor 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 Context: she is told she needs to leave and take her family but she says she has done nothing wrong but also that doing evil is often praised and good is stupid
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: fate vs free will Context: no matter how much macbeth tried to stay in power it was fate that eventually he was going to come down
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 vs reality Context: malcolm is unsure of his virtues as a potential king, but has ambition to stop the chaos that is happening
Let’s make med’cines of our great revenge,To cure this deadly griefAct IV, Scene 3. 366 Speaker: malcom Motif: revenge Context: telling macduff to seek revenge on macbeth for killing 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: blood/ revenge Context: macduff is being told that macbeth had his wife and children murdered, he is obviously distraught

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