Macbeth Conflict Quotes

Macbeth (aside) – internal conflict about whether or not he should kill Duncan. ‘If chance may have me King, why, chance may have me, without my stir.’
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth – conflict over Duncan’s murder plot. ‘We will proceed no further in this business.’
Lady Macbeth to Macbeth – conflict over Macbeth breaking his promise. ‘…have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out, had i so sworn as you have done to this.’
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth – conflict over Duncan”s murder plot. ‘…who should against his murtherer shut the door, not bear the knife myself.’
Banquo to Fleance – internal conflict about whether Macbeth won the throne fairly. ‘A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, and yet i would not sleep.’
Lady Macbeth to Macbeth – conflict over Duncan’s murder. Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers:…’
Macbeth and Macduff to each other – about Macbeth killing the King’s guard. ‘O, yet i do repent me of my fury, that i did kill them.’ ‘Wherefore did you so?’
The old man to Ross – comparison to Duncan’s murder. ‘A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place, was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.’
Captain talks about Macbeth in battle – sets the tone for the rest of the play. ‘Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops.’

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