Macbeth – Malcolm + Donalbain

‘My liege’ Malcolm calls his father King showing the respect he has for him
‘Why do we hold our tongues,/That most may claim this argument for ours?’ Malcolm and Donalbain wonder why they do not say a lot when they discover their father has been murdered
‘Nor our strong sorrow/Upon the foot of motion’ Malcolm suggests to Donalbain that their sorrow will turn into action (fight the murderer)
‘To show unfelt sorrow is an office/Which the false man does easy.’ Malcolm is suspicious of false appearances as he is wary of liars and fake e.g. Macbeth
‘The near in blood,/The nearer bloody’ Donalbain believes that their closest relatives are the most likely to kill them
‘There’s warrant in that theft/Which steals itself when there’s no mercy left.’ Malcolm believes escape is a good idea as their escape is justified
‘Let us seek out some desolate shade and there/Weep our sad bosoms empty’ Malcolm is commiserating over the terrible situation in Scotland under Macbeth’s ruling
‘This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues’ Malcolm describes Macbeth as a tyrant and cannot even say his name
‘I think our country sinks beneath the yoke./It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash/Is added to her wounds’ Malcolm believes that Scotland is deteriorating
‘I should cut off the nobles for their lands’ Malcolm does not want to be king due to his awareness of his own greed
‘Now we’ll together’ Malcolm is willing to fight with Macduff against Macbeth
‘What man! Ne’er pull your hat upon your brows.’ Malcolm tells Macduff not to hide his emotions when he discovers his wife and children have been killed
‘Let grief/Convert to anger’ Malcolm tells Macduff to convert his grief into anger to fight against Macbeth
‘the powers above/Put on their instruments.’ Malcolm believes they are fighting against Macbeth for God and acting as God’s agents
‘Let every soldier hew him down a bough/And bear’t before him.’ Malcolm tells every soldier to break off some branch – fulfill witches prophecies
‘He’s worth more sorrow,/And that I’ll spend for him.’ Malcolm says he will mourn for the death of those who were killed in the battle
‘dead butcher and his fiendlike queen’ This how Malcolm describes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
‘us crowned at Scone’ Malcolm becomes King of Scotland and is crowned in Scone

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