Macbeth: Fear/Anxiety

Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valour As thou art in desire? Lady Macbeth accuses her husband of being too cowardly to get what he wants
My hands are of your colour but I shame To wear a heart so white Her hands are as red as his now, but she would be ashamed to be as fearful as him.
Heat oppressed brain Macbeth can’t think properly and is complaining
Full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife Macbeth has lots of problems that he can’t solve but he won’t tell his wife what they are
Cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears Macbeth feels trapped and afraid because he can’t fight fate- Fleance escaped
Keep the natural ruby of your cheeks when mine is blanched with fear Macbeth is amazed that Lady M can be so unaffected by everything going on
I have supped full with horrors Macbeth has seen and done too many bad things to be affected any more
It hath cowed my better part of man Macbeth thinks manliness is about fighting and is angry when he feels scared
All that is within him does condemn itself for being there Macbeth is being betrayed by his own conscience- he’s going a bit mad

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