Macbeth Character Quotes

Brave For brave Macbeth, well he deserves that name /// Bellona’s bridegroom
Loyal The service and the loyalty i owe in doing it pays itself
Essentially violent Till he unseam’d him from the nave to the chops
ambitious That is a step, On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, for in my way it lies
Unscrupulous I settled and bend up each corporal agent to this fatal feat
Kind, essentially good, open and virtueous It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness
Easily presauded If we should fail
Ruthless carved out his passage
Troubled Nature due to killing Duncan I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what i have done. Look on t’again i dare not
His conscience is embodied by the voices he think he hears (troubled) Methought i heard a voice cry “sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”
constantly diverts his interest to banquo’s destiny Do you not hope your children shall be kings
He desires the crown but would like to remain innocent What thou wouldst highly That thou wouldst holily; wouldst not play false And yet wouldst wrongly win
Refuses to commit the murder in Act 1 Scene 7 (his sense of guilt causes him to constantly change his mind) We will proceed no further
He is in a frenzied state before killing duncan and it seems he is going mad Is this a dagger which i see before me The handle toward my hand? come let me clutch thee: I have thee not, and yet i see thee still
Shows regret To know my deed ’twere best not know myself Wake Duncan with thy knocking I would thou couldst /// will all great neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hands
Now a pityless murderer It is concluded. Banquo, thy soul’s flight,If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.
Insecure, suspicious and obsessed with the future To be thus is nothing,But to be safely thus. Our fears in Banquo
Heartless and cruel Is he dispatch’d?
He doesnt know his own state of mind You make me strange Even to the disposition that i owe
Pays spies in every household (distrust) I keep a servant fee’d
He allies himself with evil Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill
Guilty How is’t with me, when every noise appals me?
Hopes to win the crown by chance If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown meWithout my stir
Secret ambition at work Two truths are told,As happy prologues to the swelling actOf the imperial theme.
Secret ambition at work 2 The greatest is behind
Despises Banquo Put rancors in the vessel of my peaceOnly for them; and mine eternal jewelGiven to the common enemy of man,To make them kings,
Echoes the witches words (suggest a link between them) So foul and fair a day i have not seen
His wife is his equal My dearest partner of greatness
His sorrow (acting) if over the top Had i but died an hour before this chance ///All is but toys: renown and grace is dead. The wine of life is drawn and the mere lees is left this vault to brag of
completely convinced he is unstoppable I cannot taint with fear
He no longer cares for his wife in Act 5 Cure her of that canst thou not minister to a mind diseas’d, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow She should have died hereafter
Life is meaningless to macbeth Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets upon his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.
Die with bravery At least we’ll die with harness on our back
The sight of Macduff makes him feel guilty My soul is too much chargedWith blood of thine already.
Does no wish to die a cowar Yet i will try the last

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