Macbeth quotes for themes

Fate FIRST WITCHAll hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!SECOND WITCHAll hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!THIRD WITCHAll hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! (1.3.51-53)are the witches (1) playing on Macbeth’s ambition and planting the idea of murder in his head; (2) really privy to some secret info about the way things are going to go down, or (3) actually controlling fate in some way?
Ambition MACBETH For mine own good All causes shall give way. I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go o’er. (3.4.167-170)he has decided that he shall definitely commit the murder of Duncan ‘for mine own good’ to benefit himself
Guilt Lady Macbeth Out, damned spot! Out, I say!Lady Macbeth has been driven mad by the guilt of the crimes that she has been involved in.
Power MACBETH “upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren sceptre in my gripe.”shows how even though Macbeth did a lot to gain power, his power will mean nothing and it will all be in vain, which ultimately means he actually doesn’t have any power as it will mean nothing.
The Supernatural FIRST WITCHWhen shall we three meet againIn thunder, lightning, or in rain?SECOND WITCHWhen the hurly-burly’s done,When the battle’s lost and won….ALL Fair is foul, and foul is fair;Hover through the fog and filthy air. (1.1.1-13)the supernatural is shown here as the women speak in rhyming chants and the weather and stage directions indicate the supernatural.

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