Macbeth quotes: Ambition + Love

“Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair” “whose murder is yet but fantastical” “All hail Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter” Once Macbeth meets the witches he is unable to stop thinking about them showing that his ambition is controlling him
“Unsex me here” “Make thick my blood” “leave all the rest to me” Lady Macbeth is shown to be ambitious and willing to do anything for power
“We will proceed no further in this business” “I dare… do more is none” “I would…have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums” Lady Macbeth ambition and desire for power is greater than Macbeth’s
“I have no spur” “what I am truly is thine and my poor country’s” “…but only vaulting ambition” Macbeth is a bad king as he is driven solely by ambition however Malcolm is driven by a desire to better his country
“My dearest parter on greatness” “And live a coward in thine own esteem” “Leave all the rest to me” Macbeth’s love for Lady Macbeth allows her to manipulate him into killing Duncan
“…Poor monkey” “Run away I pray you!” “Make thick my blood” Lady Macduff is presented as loving her son deeply which contrasts her with Lady Macbeth
“All my pretty ones! Did you say all?” “She should have died hereafter” Macduff’s love for his family and reaction to their death is contrasted with Macbeth’s reaction to Lady Macbeth death
“Devilish Macbeth” “…Others that lesser hate him” “Those he commands move only in command” “His virtues will plead like angels” Duncan was a beloved King which contrasts him with Macbeth who is hated by all
“my dearest partner of greatness” “She should have died hereafter” At the beginning o the play Macbeth is shown as being deeply in love with Lady Macbeth. However as the play continues he begins to distrust and fall out of love for her

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