Macbeth Pt. 9

“Come, seeling night,Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful dayAnd with thy bloody and invisible handCancel and tear to pieces that great bondWhich keeps me pale. Light thickens, and the crowMakes wing to th’ rooky wood;Good things of day begin to droop and drowse,Whiles night’s black agents to their preys do rouse” (3.2.45-53) ..
The speaker of these lines is who? Macbeth
The speaker is saying these lines to? Lady Macbeth
Why does the speaker want the night to “Scarf up the tender eye of the pitiful day.”? So he can fall asleep and forget about the horrible things he has done.
The lines, “Good things of day begin to droop and drowse,/Whiles night’s black agents to their preys do rouse” mean what? The gentle creatures of day go to sleep and the night predators are coming out to hunt.
A crow is an important symbol in this quote because of what? The crow symbolizes the dark and death in this quote because when the deed is done, the crow goes away.
How could you best paraphrase “seeling night”? Seeling night can be paraphrased to say come nighttime, we are ready for you

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