Macbeth – All Quotes

describing macbeth – 5 names Brave Macbeth – Noble Macbeth – Bellona’s Bridegroom – Valour’s minion – Valiant Cousin
macbeth was possibly always leading up to being a “dead butcher” carv’d out his passage
macbeth uses excessive violence unseam’d him from the nave to th’chaps / smok’d with bloody execution
(first reference to birds and shit) macbeth kill those only below him at first – correct order as sparrows, eagles, or the hare, the lion
macbeth linguistic echo of witches “fair is foul” so foul and fair a day I have not seen
first two predictions All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis / Thane of Cawdor
macbeth final prediction All hail Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter
what type of rapt seems rapt withal / our partner’s rapt / while I stood rapt
banquo recognises the evil of the witches what, can the devil speak true?
macbeth has not recieved his role honestly – clothing motif Why do you dress me in borrow’d robes?
macbeth is scared by the thought of murder at first – make my seated heart knock at my ribs
macbeth trying to hide his intentions from god – start speaking in asides stars hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires
macbeth is ambitious but stil moral art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it
LM recognise macbeth is too open – people will see his intentions your face, my thane, is a book where men may read strange matters
macbeth is betraying duncan as a relative, subject and host He’s here in double trust
macbeth needs someone to persuade him to do evil – tempt him t sin I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent
macbeth is a reluctant murderer – tries to stop We will proceed no further in this business
macbeth lies and deceit – pretend he hasn’t been impacted by withces I think not of them
dagger quote Is this a dagger that I see before me, the handle towards my heart?
is the dagger supernatural or sign of his inner evil fatal vision / dagger of the mind
macbeth already had immoral intentions – not controlled by supernatural just encouraged by it thous marshall’st me the way that I was going
link to Rape of Lucree – last king of rome – betray rome and his friend with Tarquin’s ravishing strides
macbeth feels he has been changed after duncans murder hangman’s hands
distanced from god – cannot communicate I had most need of blessing and ‘Amen’ stuck in my throst
macbeths guilt – will be denied natural sleeo – auditory halucinations (Methought I heard a voice cry) ‘sleep no more: Macbeth does murder sleep’
sleep denied as he got his role not through hard work but through dishonesty – doesn’t deserve rest sore labour’s bath
macbeths guilt cannot be removed – expansive and stain everything Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? (incardine)
regrets duncans murder – wishes he could reverse what he did Wake Duncan with thy knocking: I would thou couldst
macbeth realises his life will be much harder now he has started murdering – would have been happier if he just acceoted thane of cawdor Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had liv’d a blessed time
macbeth’s greed – wants a lineage – worried he won’t pass thrown on a fruitless crown / barren sceptre
has given his soul for the benefit of banquos sons mine eternal jewel givn to the common enemy of man/ the seeds of Banquo kings
insult murderer’s masculinity – using LM’s techniques rank of manhood
aren’t safe because they haven’t removed banquo – macbeth can’t stop yet We have scorch’d the snake, not kill’d it
miss mays favourite line! O, full of scorpions is my mind
macbeth has to keep murdering to protect his earlier action Things bad begun, make strong themselves by ill (still)
changing adress of macbeth – now gained respect from his captured status his highness – your royal lord
peripetea – can’t recover his morality I am in blood stepp’d in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er
apparition – forsee his death Beware Macduff
apparition gives macbeth fake hope that he is indestructible none of woman born shall harm macbeth
apparition -macbeth thinks his defeat is impossible – trees can’t move Macbeth shall never vanquished be, until great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him
reference to james I – rule england and scotland that two-fold balls and treble sceptres carry
macbeth lost all inhibition – will completely abandon morality and conscience – act without thought from this moment, the very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand
names for macbeth at the end confident tyrant – tyrant – dead butcher – bloodier villain – hellhound (fiendlike queen)
macbeth’s confidence has come from the apparitions I will not be afraid of death and bane, till Birnam Forest come to dunsinane
macbeth is fearless I have almost forgot the taste of fears
nihlistic view of life – has seen its futility – how easily good is defeated by evil – how easy it is to kill and be killed – life is insignificant in the absence of goodness Out, out, brief candle / signifying nothing / a poor player, that struts and frets his hour
hamilton quote that wasn’t put in they have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly
macduff is able to kill macbeth – c section macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripp’d
LM doesn’t think macbeth is able to kill duncan too full o’th’milk of human kindness
LM take on role of serpant / devil – tempt Macbeth to evil I may pour my spirits in thine ear
LM thinks macbeth has been gaurenteed supernatural help fate and metaphysical aid
LM inviting evil into her – remove her femininity come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here
LM remove all her goodness – fill me from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty
LM remove ability to feel guilt stop up th’access and passage to remorse
LM replace femininity with evil milk take my milk for gall
LM stop menstruation no compunctious visitings of nature
LM references to darkness and evil Come, thick night, and pall thee in dunnest smoke of hell
LM ambition – wants great things through macbeth I feel now the future in the instant
LM – plan duncans murder O never shall sun that morrow see
LM greets M like the witches did Great Glamis, worthy Cawdor,Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter,
LM encourage duplicity and deception – split between how he is in private and public look like th’innocent flower but be the serpant under’t
LM take control – dominant leave all the rest to me
LM insult his masculinity When you durst do it, then you were a man
LM violence – also sense of overcompensation – only strong in words not in actions dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn
LM is too brave and strong to be female or produce females bring forth men-children only
macbeth decide to be duplicitous – conclusion of first act – resolved to be deceitful – rhyming couplets (w/ show) false face must hide what the false heart doth know
LM shows weakness – still has sentimentality – can’t kill or carry out deeds had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t
LM try to encourage Macbeth to not think of his acts consider it not so deeply
irony – LM will go mad – predicts it so, it will make us mad
LM views guilt as physical- blood is only evidence – be alright as long as they get away with it wash this filthy witness from your hands
LM think guilt can be removed easily A little water clears us of this deed
LM feels insecure in their sucess – they have given up everything but aren’t satisfied Noughts had, all’s spent where our desire is got without content
LM is worried by the transience and premature nature of their satisfaction – still lose it – can’t feel happy as they are living on the edge Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy
Macbeth start to try and protect LM Be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck
LM and M start as equals my dearest partner in greatness
LM going mad with guilt – can’t remove guilt anymore out damned spot! Out, I say!
LM no longer inviting hell – now she has got there she wants to leave Hell is murky
LM can’t cover up or remove her guilt – nothing will help all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand
LM is posessed – she is not physically ill but spiritually ill more needs she the divine than the physician
LM can’t sleep either that keep her from rest
banquo want to know predictions for his life If you can look into the seeds of time…speak then to me
Banquo will have a lineage thou shalt get kings, though thou be none
Banquo recognise the predictions will drive them to evil – they are tricksy and using slippery launguage win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence / instruments of darkness
banquo is loyal and moral – won’t give up his conscience for personal benefit – remain loyal to king keep my bosom franchis’d and allegiance clear
risky to have this role – duncan was and got killedd! Here’s our chief guest
banquo suspect macbeth of murder I fear thou played’st most foully for’t
Banquo recognises the evil of the witches the earth hath bubbles / what can the devil speak true
Banquo resists evil / temptation merciful powers restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature gives way to in repose
macbeth is worried that his position is not stable To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus
macbeth feels threatened by banquo and the prophesy – loyal to the king – moral Our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature / he hath a wisdom that does guide his valour
witches paradoxical launguage – later echoed by duncan When the battle’s lost and won
witches predict reversal of good and evil Fair is foul and foul is fair
withc stereotypes paddock / graymalkin / beards
macbeth wants to hear more of witches – interested by their prediction appeal to desires he already has – also show balance of power favours withces – deny his orders AND he knows they are untrustworthy Stay, you imperfect speakers / speak i charge you
withces are like the fates – from wyrd – they decide future weÏrd sisters
witches witchy phrase XD double double toil and trouble / fire burn and cauldron bubble
macebeth meets them again – but now he is the true force of evil something wicked this way comes
shows that macbeth’s murder of duncan has reversed the natural order – reversed good and evil a falcon…was by a mousing owl hawk’d at and kill’d
nature reflectts chaos macbeth has caused – night the night has been unruly
nature is grieving loss of duncan lamentings heard I’th’air
no light after duncans death – world has been removed of its good – only darkness left dark night strangles the travelling lamp
macbeth has startede a reign of terror – killing innocents new widows howl, new orphans cry
stars will stop shining because macbeth stops acting nobly signs of nobleness like stars shall shine on all deservers
murder of duncan is made worse because of divine right of kings – act against god most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope the lord’s annointed temple
malcolm doesn’t have the dangerous trust of his father – ideal king let not my jelousies be your dishonours
describing what an evil king would be like – defining macbeth – fdm false decietful malicious
greed is self fulfilling my more having would be but a sauce to make me hunger more
describing ideal king (cdjms) courage devotion justice mercy stableness
malcolm has the same integrity aas his father Child of integrity
malcolm is always honest – wouldn’t be decietful – doesn’t lie my first false speaking was this upon myself
malcolm will rule scotland well – handle everything that needs handling what needful else … we will perform in measure, time and place
order of society – the great chain of being – know their position in society you know your own degrees, sit down
maceth has disrupted the great chain of being – social positions are disrupted -chaos stand not upon the order of your going (but go at once)
witches responsible for macbeth’s lack of sleep sleep shall neither night nor day / hang upon his penthouse lid
no light AT ALL in the sky before duncan’s death – no goodness the moon is down
no stars – heavens are rejecting macbeth – he will act on his evil intent there’s husbandry in heaven, their candles are all out
macbeth’s given traitors position – will become a traitor too what he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won
porter spreech – reference gunpowder plot faith, here’s an equivocator…who commited treason enough for God’s sake yet could not equivocate to heaven
macbeth as an owl again – now against the innocent though – lady macduff the poor wren / against the owl
good and evil has been reversed – not wise to be good anymore – will not protect you to do harm is often laudable, to do good sometimes accounted dangerous folly
definition of masculinity – is it fearlessness or humanity dispute it like a man / I must also feel it as a man
duncan echo witches – evidence they are influencing events – not only influencing the evil – also impact the virtuous What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won
deception – can’t understand someone’s true nature from the way they act There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face
macbeth will fall because he is too confident security is mortals’ chiefest enemy (hectate)
macbeth – angus continue clothing motif like a giants robes upon a dwarfish thief
macbeth doesn’t want to be inhumane – he is brave but not evil i dare do all that may become a man, who dares do more is nonr
macbeth fate doesn’t need action chance may crown me without my stir
macbeth is hated in secret with a passion curses not loud but deep
banquos ambition may be my oracles as well
macbeth power shift from 1.3 to 4.1 Speak, I charge you! / answer me / we’ll answer
banquo skeptical of prophesies neither beg nor fear Your favors nor your hate.
castle like eden heaven’s breath / pleasant seat
castle fall to hell porter of hell-gate / devil porter
macduff horrified by murder O horror horror horror
macduff suspicious of mabceth from duncans murder wherefore did you so?
macduff cares for scotland bleed, bleed poor country // traitor (by his iwfe)
Lady Macbeth – can’t be redeemed for your actions lines (3.2 / 5.1) what’s done is done / what’s done cannot be undone

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