Macbeth Quotes

In thunder, lightning, or in rain? The Witches (Act 1, Scene 1) – pathetic fallacy, shows that the witches are mythical creatures as they only come out when the weather is bad. The noun ‘thunder’ gives connotations of something being sudden. The noun ‘rain’ gives negative connotations of sadness and gloom.
I’ll do, I’ll do, I’ll do. The Witches (Act 1, Scene 3) – repetition, this makes it seem like the witches are chanting which makes them appear more mythical and would make the audience feel uneasy.
I’ll drain him dry as hay: Sleep shall neither night nor day. The Witches (Act 1, Scene 3) – Violent vocabulary. The noun, ‘hay’ gives connotations of being insignificant. ‘night’ again gives connotations of the gloom within the story.
So withered and so wild in their attire, That look not like th’inhabitants o’th’ earth Banquo, about The Witches (Act 1, Scene 3) – simile, the verb, ‘withered’ gives connotations of decayed. The phrase, ‘so wild in their attire’ gives connotations of being different and out of the ordinary. This as a whole suggests that the witches are abnormal and that they are worn.
Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. The Witches (Act 4, Scene 1) – rhyming, this acts like chanting which makes the witches abnormal.
This supernatural solicitingCannot be ill, cannot be good. Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 3) – The use of words like supernatural give connotations of abnormality and ghost like. Following on from this the use of the adjective ‘ill’ could suggest sickness but also wrong doing.
Is this a dagger which I see before me, This handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 1) The quote would show the audience how this is a sign of Macbeth’s madness. The noun ‘dagger’ gives connotations of violence and death. the phrase ‘this handle towards my hand’ gives connotations of temptations.
Whence is that knocking?Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this bloodClean from my hand? Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 2) The quote shows how Macbeth is going mad and is starting to feel guilty about what he has done. The verb ‘knocking’ gives connotations of guests and I would associate this with rushing to try and get everything ready before letting someone into your home. The noun ‘blood’ gives connotations of death and murder.
Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ‘t lady Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 5)
screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail. Lady Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 7)
Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard? Lady Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 1)

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