Macbeth quotes

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” Witches. Paradox.
“Doubtful it stood, as two spent swimmers that do cling together and choke their art” Sergeant. simile. sets up the fair fight, develops Macbeth noble and vicious side
“For brave Macbeth…from the nave to the chaps” Sergeant
“So fair and foul a day I have not seen” Macbeth.
“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without stir” Macbeth
“He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.” Duncan. Dramatic Irony.
“Stars hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires” Macbeth.
“Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’the milk of human kindness.” Lady Macbeth
“Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thought’s, unsex me here and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty!” Lady Macbeth soliloquy
“To beguile the time, look like the time: bear welcome in your eye, your hand your tongue; look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” Lady Macbeth
“This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses” Duncan
“I have given suck, and know…had I so sworn as you have done this” Lady Macbeth. Dramatic Irony. Showing her unwavering loyalty to Macbeth.
“The night has been unruly…was feverish and did shake” Lennox.
“The wine of life is drawn” Macbeth
“Who can be wise, amazed, temperate…courage to make’s love known” Macbeth. Imagery. This quote shows Duncan’s superiority as king
“To be this is nothing, But to be safely thus” Macbeth’s soliloquy. He ruined his soul for the benefit of Banquo’s sons.
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Lady Macbeth. Symbolizes her guilt. Dramatic Irony.
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” Macbeth. final soliloquy. metaphor. showing that he has lost faith in life
“I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to one of woman born” Macbeth. Dramatic Irony. Portrays his false confidence given to him by the witches
“Twas a rough night” Macbeth. Understatement.
“Let grief convert to anger; blunt not the heart, enrage it” Malcom

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