Macbeth quotes

Fair is foul, and foul is fair Witches, apperance vs. reality
No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceiveOur bosom interest. Go, pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth. Duncan to ross, fate vs. free will
If you can look into the seeds of timeAnd say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak, then, to me, who neither beg nor fear Your favors nor your hate. Banquillo to witches, fate vs. free will
The Thane of Cawdor lives. Why do you dress me in borrowed robes? Macbeth to angus,Ross,banquo; fate vs. free will
Cannot be ill; cannot be good. If ill Why hath it given me earnest of success… If good, why do I yield to that suggestion… Macbeth soliloquy, guilt/appearance vs. reality
My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,Shakes so my single state of man That function is smothered in surmise, And nothing is but what is not. Macbeth soliloquy, overarching ambition
Come you spiritsThat tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Lady Macbeth soliloquy, overarching ambition
Your face, my Thane, is as a book where menMay read strange matters… But be the serpent under’t.look like the innocent flower, Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, appearance vs. relaity
I have no spurTo prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on th’ other— Macbeth soliloquy, overarching ambition/guilt
We fail?But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we’ll not fail. Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Overarching ambition
Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee!… Art thou but a dagger of the mind…? Macbeth soliloquy, appearance vs. reality
But wherefore could not I pronounce “Amen”? I had most need of blessing and “amen” Stuck in my throat. Macbeth to lady Macbeth, guilt
Will all the great Neptune’s ocean wash this bloodClean from my had? No. This my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red. Macbeth soliloquy, guilt
My hands are of your color, but I shameTo wear a heart so white. (knock) I hear a knocking… A little water clears us of this deed. Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, overarching ambition
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece!Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord’s anointed temple and stole hence The life o’ the building! Macduff to Macbeth and Lennox Overarching ambiton
You are, and do not know’tThe spring, the head, the fountain of your blood Is stopped, the very source of it is stopped. Macbeth to Malcom and donalbain Guilt
To Ireland I. Our separate fortuneShall keep us both the safer. Where we are, There’s daggers in men’s smiles; the near the blood, The nearer bloody. Donalbain to Malcom Appearance vs. reality
They were subornedMalcolm and Donalbain, the King’s two sons, Are stol’n away and fled, which puts upon them Suspicion of the deed. Macduff to Ross and old man Overarching ambition
Thou hast it now —King, Cawdor, Glamis, allAs the Weird Women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for’t. Banquo soliloquyFate vs. free will
To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus. Macbeth soliloquyOverarching ambition
Naught’s had, all’s spent,Where our desire is got without content. ‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. Lady Macbeth soliloquyOverarching ambition
Be innocent of knowledge, dearest chuckTill thou applaud the deed. Come seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day, And with thy bloody and invisible hand Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale.! Macbeth to lady MacbethOverarching ambition
Better be with the dead,Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace, Than on the torture of the mind to lie In restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave. After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. Macbeth to lady Macbeth Guilty
…O’ proper stuff!This is the very painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said Led you to Duncan. Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Overarching ambition/ appearance vs. reality
…The time has beenThat, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end. But now they rise again… Macbeth to lady MacbethGuilt/ appearance vs. reality
I am in bloodStepped in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er Macbeth to lady Macbeth Overarching ambition
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes Second witch to other witchesFate vs. free will
Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scornThe power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth. 2nd apparition to MacbethFate vs. free will
…From this moment on The very firstlings of my heart shall beThe firstlings of my hand. And even now, To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done… Macbeth to lennoxOverarching ambition
Wisdom? To leave his wife, to leave his babes,His mansion and his titles in a place From whence himself does not fly? He loves us not… Lady macduff to Ross Appearance vs. reality
That which you are, my thoughts cannot transpose.Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace… Malcom to macduffAppearance vs. reality
It is myself I mean; in whom I knowAll the particulars of vice so grafted That, when they shall be opened, black Macbeth Will seem as pure as snow, and the poor state Esteem him as a lamb, being compared With my confineless harms. Malcom to macduffAppearance vs. reality
Be this the whetstone of your sword. Let grief convert to anger blunt not the heart enrage it Malcom to macduff Overarching ambition
Out, damned spot, out, I say! One. Two.Why then, ’tis time to do’t. Hell is murky… Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? Lady Macbeth soliloquyGuilt
Foul whisp’rings are abroad. Unnatural deedsDo breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets. More needs she the divine than the physician. Doctor to gentlewomen Guilt
…Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robeUpon a dwarfish thief. Angus to caitness/ menteith/ LennoxOverarching ambition
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,…And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? Macbeth to doctor Gulit
I have almost forgot the taste of fears.The time has been, my senses would have cooled To hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir As life were in’t. I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar t my slaughterous thoughts, Cannot once start me. Macbeth soliloquy Overarching ambition
…Out, out, brief candleLife’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Macbeth soliloquy Overarching ambition/ guilt
…Tyrant, show thy face!If thou beest slain, and with no stroke of mine, My wife and children’s ghost will haunt me still. Macduff soliloquy Guilt
Despair thy charm!And let the angel whom thou still has served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped. Macduff to Macbeth Fate vs. free will
How do we learn most about macbeth His solioquies
When does Macbeth take place 1000’s first melenium
Macbeth Flaw is his ambitionWeakness is his malubility, easily influenced
Macbeth titles Originally a general in the army of kind Duncan and thane of glamisThen thane of cawdorThen king of Scotland
Macduff Thane of Fife
1st apparition Disembodied head of a warrior whose warns Macbeth of a bloody revenge at the hands of macduff
Second apparition a bloody child who says he cannot be killed by any man of women born
Third apparition Child wearing a crown, promises that Macbeth cannot lose in battle until birnam wood physically moves toward his stronghold at dunsiane.
The witches prophesies Macbeth shall be named as thane of cawdor and then kingBanquo will be father to future generations of kings

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