Macbeth quotes

And Fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, Show’d like a rebel’s w h o r e. But all’s too weak; For brave Macbeth–well he deserves that name–Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution Sergeant(To Duncan about Macbeth)Act 1, Scene 2Good and EvilViolenceFate and Free Will
Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops,And fixed his head upon our battlements Captain(About Macbeth and TOC to Duncan)Act 1, Scene 2ViolenceGood and EvilTyrannyLoyalty and Betrayal
Macduff was from his mother’s wombUntimely ripp’d. MacduffAct 5, Scene 8(Relates to Violence of 2nd apparition – bloody child)ViolenceFate and free will
I bear a charmed life which must not yieldTo one of woman born MacbethAct 5, Scene 8.(Unnatural DRoK – doctor quote. Dark charm by witches – flawed)Good and EvilFate and Free WillThe UnnaturalReality and Appearances
When shall we three meet again?In thunder, lightning, or in rain? First WitchAct 1, Scene 1RhymeThe SupernaturalWeather Imagery/symbolisimGood and Evil
Fair is foul, and foul is fairHover through the fog and filthy air The WitchesAct 1, Scene 1(Sets warning at start that nothing is as it seems)RhymeReality and AppearancesThe supernatural/unnatural
Round about the cauldron go;In the poison’d entrails throwAdder’s fork and blind-worm’s stingFinger of birth-strangled babe The WitchesAct 4, Scene 1RhymeUnnatural/supernaturalGood and EvilViolence
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes MacbethAct 4, Scene 1RhymeSound like the witches – sinisterThe Unnatural/SupernaturalGood and Evil
Stars, hide your fires,Let not light see my black and deep desires MacbethAct 1, Scene 4RhymeAmbitionGood and EvilMacbeth’s underlying turpitude (evil)
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown,And put a barren sceptre in my gripe Macbeth (‘They’ is the weird sisters)(Soliloquy)Act 3, Scene 1KingshipFate and Free WillExistentialist
Those linen cheeks of thineAre counsellors to fear. What soldiers, whey-face? MacbethAct 5, Scene 3(Shows Macbeth has become arrogant)Good and EvilKingshipTyranny
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time;And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life’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 taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing. MacbethAct 5, Scene 5(Macbeth realises how pointless his life has become. – His id and superego are gone (See Word Document))ExistentialistRegicideFate and Free Will (kinda)Didactic message?
SleepIn the affliction of these terrible dreamsThat shake us nightly: better be with the dead,Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,Than on the torture of the mind to lieIn restless ecstasy. Macbeth(To LM)Act 3, Scene 2SleepRegicide
withered murder,Alarumed by his sentinel, the wolf,Whose howl’s his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his designMoves like a ghost. Macbeth(Soliloquy) Act 2, Scene 1(Metaphor/Personification of Murder)(Comparing himself to Tarquin to syke himself up – After moves like a ghost, says to the ground to be quiet, Tarquin is his murder role model? Maybe the thought of Tarquin is coming into his head, and this scares him)Regicide/MurderTyrannyFate and Free Will?
Foul whisperings are abroad: unnatural deedsDo breed unnatural troubles: infected mindsTo their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets The doctorAct 5, Scene 1Supernatural/UnnaturalForeshadowingSleep
Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;Thou hast no speculation in those eyesWhich thou dost glare with! MacbethAct 3, Scene 4Supernatural/UnnaturalThe eyes are the window to soulReality and Appearances
There’s no artTo find the mind’s construction in the face DuncanAct 1, Scene 4Reality and AppearancesForeshadowing
look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t Lady Macbeth(To Macbeth)Act 1, Scene 5Reality and AppearancesGood and EvilLoyalty and Betrayal
This have I thought Good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness Macbeth(In a letter to LM)Act 1, Scene 5Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationshipReality and Appearances
thou wouldst be great,Art not without ambition, but withoutThe illness should attend it Lady MacbethAct 1, Scene 5AmbitionGood and Evil
If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir Macbeth(To himself, with Banquo there)Act 1, Scene 3Fate and Free WillAmbition
I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself And falls on th’other MacbethAct 1, Scene 7Ambition
She should have died hereafter;There would have been time for such a word Macbeth(After hearing about LM’s deathAct 5, Scene 5Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship
Come to my woman’s breasts, And take my milk for gall Lady MacbethAct 1, Scene 5ViolenceSupernatural/UnnaturalGood and Evil
Infirm of purpose!Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the deadAre but as pictures. ‘Tis the eye of childhoodThat fears a painted devil Lady MacbethAct 2, Scene 2Macbeth and LM’s relationshipMacbeth’s CowardessGender Roles
And wakes it now, to look so green and paleAt what it did so freely? Lady Macbeth (To Macbeth)Act 1, Scene 7(“Green and pale,” sounds a lot like “green sickness.” Green sickness is another name for anaemia, and for hundreds of years it was thought to be particularly a disease of young, virgin girls. So, by calling her husband “green and pale,” Lady Macbeth is basically calling her husband a virgin girl)Gender RolesMacbeth and LM’s relationship
All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand Lady MacbethAct 5, Scene 1GuiltReality and Appearances
A woman’s story at a winter’s fire, Authorized by her grandam Lady Macbeth(To Macbeth after he sees Banquo)Act 3, Scene 4Gender Roles
The repetition in a woman’s earWould murder as it fell Macduff(To LM when Duncan is murdered)Act 2, Scene 3Gender RolesIrony
You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpretThat you are so Banquo (To the Witches)Act 1, Scene 3HumourGender RolesThe supernatural
Had he not resembledMy father as he slept, I had done’t Lady MacbethAct 2, Scene 2Good and EvilMorality
his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off MacbethAct 1, Scene 7(Talking about Duncan. Shows his purity and benevolence.)KingshipGood and EvilReligious Imagery

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