Macbeth quotes

1.4 There’s no artTo find the mind’s construction in the face.He was a gentleman on whom I builtAn absolute trust There’s no way to read a man’s mind by looking at his face. I trusted Cawdor completely.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is when Duncan looks at how he trusted him but he was not loyal to his country. After this he quickly appoints Macbeth without to much thought.
1.5 Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be 4What thou art promis’d. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness You are thane of Glamis and Cawdor, and you’re going to be king, just like you were promised. But I worry about whether or not you have what it takes to seize the crown. You are too full of the milk of human kindness(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is when Lady Macbeth first reads Macbeth’s letter. She has not temperance and patience and her first thought is you are going to be king.
2.2 I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show: False face must hide what the false heart doth know. Now I’m decided, and I will exert every muscle in my body to commit this crime. Go now, and pretend to be a friendly hostess. Hide with a false pleasant face what you know in your false, evil heart.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*Macbeth and lady Macbeth here show the opposite of devotion to their kingdom by going to KILL the king.
3.3 O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!Thou mayst revenge. O slave! Oh, this is treachery! Get out of here, good Fleance, run, run, run! Someday you can get revenge.—Oh, you bastard!(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This here shows courage from Banquo and Fleance by Banquo telling his son to run away and not stay with him. This courage is also shown by Fleance by him running away and not staying by his dying father.
4.2 Thou liest, thou shag-hair’d villain. You’re lying, you shaggy-haired villain!(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is courage shown by the son of Macduff he stands up and says strong in front of the dangerous Murder.
4.3 What I believe I’ll wail,What know, believe, and what I can redress,As I shall find the time to friend, I will. I will avenge whatever I believe is wrong. And I’ll believe whatever I’m sure is true. And I’ll put right whatever I can when the time comes.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is Malcolm explaining to Macduff how he wants to bring justice to Scotland!
5.7 Thou liest, abhorred tyrant; with my sword I’ll prove the lie thou speak’st. You lie, you disgusting tyrant. I’ll prove with my sword that I’m not scared of you.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is said by Young Siward when he goes up to fight Macbeth in the final battle.
5.7 Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier’s debt: He only liv’d but till he was a man;The which no sooner had his prowess confirm’d In the unshrinking station where he fought, But like a man he died. My lord, your son has paid the soldier’s price: death. He only lived long enough to become a man, and as soon as he proved that he was a man by fighting like one, he died.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is said by Ross as he shows courage to tell Siward that his son was killed by Macbeth.
5.8 Hail, king! for so thou art. Behold, where standsThe usurper’s cursed head: the time is free:I see thee compass’d [encircled] with thy kingdom’s pearl That speak my salutation in their minds; Whose voices I desire aloud with mine;Hail, King of Scotland! Hail, king! Because that’s what you are now. Look, here I have Macbeth’s cursed head. We are free from his tyranny. I see that you have the kingdom’s noblemen around you, and they’re thinking the same thing as me. I want them to join me in this loud cheer, Hail, King of Scotland!(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is Macduff announcing that they have brought justice to Scotland by killing Macbeth.
4.1 From this momentThe 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:The castle of Macduff I will surprise; Seize upon Fife; give to the edge of the swordHis wife, his babes; and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line. From now on, as soon as I decide to do something I’m going to act immediately. In fact, I’ll start following up my thoughts with actions right now. I’ll raid Macduff’s castle, seize the town of Fife, and kill his wife, his children, and anyone else unfortunate enough to stand in line for his inheritance.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is Macbeth showing the opposite of patience and lowliness and fortitude by killing Macduff’s whole family and everyone related to him.
5.8 I have no words; My voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain Than terms can give thee out! I have nothing to say to you. My sword will talk for me. You are too evil for words!(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is said by Macduff to Macbeth. Macduff is showing courage here because he knows how powerful Macbeth is and how he has defeated many in the past and might have a high chance of death.
4.3 Gracious England hath Lent us good Siward and ten thousand men; An older and a better soldier none That Christendom gives out. Gracious King Edward has sent us noble Siward and ten thousand soldiers. There is no soldier moreexperienced or successful than Siward in the entire Christian world.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is Macduff showing very little Patience to attack and he just want to attack right away!
1.3 If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me,Without my stir. If fate wants me to be king, perhaps fate will just make it happen and I won’t have to do anything.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is Macbeth showing patience!
The Prince of Cumberland! that is a step On which I must fall down, or else o’er-leap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires!Let not light see my black and deep desires Malcolm is now the prince of Cumberland! To become king myself, I’m either going to have to step over him or give up, because he’s in my way. Stars, hide your light so no one can see the terrible desires within me.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)This is Macbeth speaking this!
Is execution done on Cawdor? Are notThose in commission yet return’d? Has the former thane of Cawdor been executed yet?Haven’t the people in charge of that come back?(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)*This is Duncan bringing Justice by execution
And when we have our naked frailties hid, That suffer in exposure, let us meet, And question this most bloody piece of work, To know it further. Fears and scruples shake us: In the great hand of God I stand, and thence Against the undivulg’d pretence I fight When we’re properly dressed for the cold, let’s meet and discuss this bloody crime to see if we can figure anything out. Right now we’re shaken up by fears and doubts. I’m putting myself in God’s hands, and with his help I plan to fight against the secret plot that caused this treasonous murder.(No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth, http://nfs.sparknotes.com/)* This is Banquo wanting to bring justice to his country!

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