Macbeth quotes

“For brave macbeth well he desrves that name disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution like valors minion carved out his passage till he faced the slave which never shook hands nor bade farewell to him till he unseamed him form the nave to the chops and fixed his head upon our battlements” (1.2.16-23) Captain, the quote portrays macbeth as a hero
“No more that thane of cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death and wig his former tittle greet Macbeth” (1.2.63-65) Duncan, they’ve caught the traitor now Macbeth gains more power
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (1.3.38) Macbeth, he’s never had a weird of a day as when he met the witches
“Upon her skinny lips. You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so” (1.3.45-47) Banquo, he’s describing them as witches
“Two truths are told as happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme…and make my seated heart knock at my ribs against the use of nature” (1.3.127-137) Macbeth, I’m a good man I just became thane of cawdor this (prophecies) are not bad
There’s no art to find the minds construction in the face he was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust” (1.4.12-15) Duncan, this is significant because he’s saying you can’t really trust anyone which foreshadows macbeths betrayal
For in my way it lies. Starts hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be, which the eye fears, when it is done to see” (1.4.50-53). Macbeth, he doesn’t want anyone to see his deceitful plan to kill the king
“Glam is thou art, and cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet I do fear thy nature. It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great” (1.5.15-18) Lady Macbeth, she says that Macbeth is to naive and weak or he’d be even greater
“the raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements… That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, nor Heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry “hold, hold!”” (1.5. 38-54) Lady Macbeth, she shows her desire for masculinity she calls upon spirits and asks them to help her be able to kill Duncan herself
This castle hath a pleasant seat. Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses” (1.6.1-3) Duncan, foreshadows the woods moving to dunsinane hill
“If it were done when it’s done, then ’twere well it were done quickly…to prick the sides of my intent ,but only vaulting ambition which o’erlaeps itself and falls on the other” (1.7.1-30) Macbeth, Macbeth is arguing with himself about killing Duncan, he states all the reasons why he shouldn’t kill him.
“Prithee peace! I dare do all that may become a man. Who dares do more is none” (1.7.45-47). Macbeth, I am more than any man
“I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this”(1.7.56-59) Lady Macbeth, she says she’d kill her child if she had to it shows her masculinity
Away, and mock the time with fairest show, false face must hide what the gals heart doth know Macbeth, he’s made up his mind and has to hide his plan
“Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand…hear it not Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or hell” (2.1.33-64) Macbeth, he sees a dagger which leads him to Duncan and prompts him to kill him
“He could not miss ’em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t” (2.2.12-13) Lady Macbeth, shows her masculinity
Methought I heard a voice cry ‘sleep no more Macbeth does murder sleep’- the innocent sleep” (2.2.35-36) Macbeth, he is starting to go crazy
“Still it cried ‘sleep no more!’ To all the house, ‘glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore cawdor shall sleep no more!'” (2.2.41-43) Macbeth, he can’t rest because of his guilt
“So brainsickly of things. Go get some water and was this filthy witness from your hand. Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there, go carry them and smear the sleepy grooms with blood” (2.2.46-50) Lady Macbeth, she tells Macbeth to get himself together and frame the gaurds
“Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. ‘It’s the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil” (2.2.53-55) Lady Macbeth, don’t be weak
Which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives, words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. I go, and it is done. the bell invites me. (2.2.60-63) Macbeth, Talk delays action he must kill Duncan now
Most sacreligious murder hath broke ope the lords anointed temple and and stole thence the life o’ the building (2.3.66-68) Macbeth, he mourns Duncan’s death and says it violates all that is holy in Shakespeare’s time the king was believed to be Gods sacred representative
“What will you do? Let’s not consort with them. To show an unfelt sorrow is an office which the false man does easy. I’ll to England.” (2.3.135-137) Malcolm, he doesn’t want to join the others because one of them may have committed the murder
“Thou hast it now-king, cawdor, glamis all As the weird women promised, and I fear thou play’dst most foully for’t” (3.1.1-3) Banquo, he suspects Macbeth to be a traitor
“To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus…given to the common enemy of the man to make them kings, the seed of banqou Kings” (3.1.49-70) Macbeth, he fears that all his planning and work will be for nothing since he will not have children who continue his legacy
“O, treachery! Fly, good fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge. O slave!” (3.3.17-18) Banqou, son you must flee so u can get revenge for me
“This is the air-drawn dagger which you said led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts (imposters to true fear) would well become a woman’s story at a winters fire, authorized by her grandam” (3.4.63-65) Lady Macbeth, trying to console her worries and get herself back together mentally.
“Too terrible for the ear. The time has been that, when the brains were out, the man would die, and there an end! But now they rise again with twenty mortal murderers on their crowns, and push us from our stools. (3.4.79-83) Macbeth, once you kill someone it should be over at that, why is my situation not so?
“It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood.” (3.4.123) Macbeth, he fears that banquos murder will avenged by his own murder.
“They were suborned. Malcolm and Donalbain, the Kings two sons, are stol’n away and fled which puts upon them suspicion of the deed” (2.4.25-27) Macduff, by leaving the two princes now look suspicious
“To Ireland i. Our separated fortune shall keep us both the safer. Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles, the near in blood, the nearer bloody” (2.3.138-141) Donalbain, we can’t trust these people were safer if we split up
“Double double , toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” (4.1.10-11) Witches chant
“Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware macduff… FoR the blood boltered banquo smiles upon me and points at them for his. What? Is this so?” (4.1.71-124) The 3 witches give Macbeth three prophecies. The first is beware the thane of fife, the next is Macbeth shall not be harmed by anyone born of man, and lastly do not fear until the wood of Burnam hill move to dunsinane hill.
“Wisdom? To leave his wife, to leave his babes, his mansion and his titles, in a place from whence himself does fly?” (4.2.6-8) Lady macduff, she is questioning how it could possibly be a smart idea for her husband to leave their family unprotected during the frightening reign of Macbeth
“Bleed bleed, poor country! Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure, for goodness dare not check thee! Wear thou thy wrongs, the title is affeared! Fare thee well, lord. I would not be the villain that thou thinkist for the whole space that’s in the tyrants grasp and the rich east do boot.” (4.3.31-37) Macduff. He’s saying that things can’t get any worse, we must try to put an end to Macbeth’s terrible reign.
“Since his majesty went into the field I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon’t, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed, yet all this while in a most fast sleep” (5.1.4-9) Gentlewoman. She is describing how lady Macbeth does things in her sleep, which is a sign of her mental state.
“It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus washing her hands. I have known her continue in this a quarter of an hour.” (5.1.25-28) Gentlewoman. Lady mac the washes her hands all the time usually for 15 minutes straight.
“Out dammed spot,out I say! One, two. Why then ’tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (5.1.31-37) Lady Macbeth. Trying to wash her hands, why are you afraid if you are supposed to be a soldier
“Bring me no more reports. Let them fly all.Till Birnam Wood remove to DunsinaneI cannot taint with fear. What’s the boy Malcolm? Was he not born of woman? The spirits that know All mortal consequences have pronounced me thus: “Fear not, Macbeth. No man that’s born of womanShall e’er have power upon thee.” Then fly, false thanes, And mingle with the English epicures. The mind I sway by and the heart I bear Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear.” (5.3.1-10) Macbeth. Don’t bother me with more news. Let them do whatever they want until the forest moves I won’t worry. All of them were born by a woman and I can’t be harmed by them.
Cure her of that Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas’d, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? (5.3.39-44) Macbeth can’t you treat a diseased mind, take away her memory of sorrow?
“Ay, my good lord. Your royal preparationMakes us hear something. ” (5.3.59-60) Doctor, they’re aware of the tension and possible battle
Let every soldier hew him down a boughAnd bear ‘t before him. Thereby shall we shadow The numbers of our host and make discovery Err in report of us.” (5.4.4-5) Malcolm. Tell all the soldiers to cover themselves with branches so we can hide our numbers
“She should have died hereafter.There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The 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 tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.” (5.5.17-28). Macbeth. She was going to die anyway it was no surprise. Life goes on and eventually everyone will die.
“Thou losest labor. As easy mayst thou the intrenchant air With thy keen sword impress as make me bleed. Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests; I bear a charm├Ęd life, which must not yield To one of woman born.” (5.8.8-13). Macbeth. Your wasting your time trying to hurt me. I have a charmed life in which I can’t be harmed by anyone born of a woman.
“Despair thy charm, And let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped.” (5.8.13-16). Macduff. So you think but the truth is I was born by a c-section not a natural birth.
“I will not yield, To kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet, And to be baited with the rabble’s curse. Though Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane, And thou opposed, being of no woman born, Yet I will try the last. Before my body I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, And damned be him that first cries, “Hold, enough!”” (5.8.28-34). Macbeth. I’m not going to surrender even though the prophecies have come true I will fight till the end.
“Not so sick, my lord,As she is troubled with thick-coming fanciesThat keep her from her rest.

You Might Also Like