Macduff Quotes in Macbeth (Zaynab, Rida & Aqsa)

“O horror, horror, horror!” Act 2, Scene 3 (Line 61)Macduff to Macbeth & Lennox After the viewing of the late King Duncan.Literary Device Used: Repetition in order to emphasize the theme of horror
“Well, may you see things well done there -Adieu!- Lest our old robes sit easier than our new.” Act 2, Scene 4 (Lines 40-41)Macduff to RossMacbeth is soon to be crowned King of Scotland. Macduff has decided not to see Macbeth crowned as King, and go home instead.Literary Device Used: Clothing Imagery in order to emphasize the contrast between the new leadership of Macbeth and the old leadership of King Duncan. Macduff doubts Macbeth’s leadership will be effective.
“All my pretty ones? Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? What, all my pretty chickens and their dam, at one fell swoop?” Act 4, Scene 3 (Lines 214-217)Macduff to RossRoss informing Macduff of his family’s deaths.
“Make all our trumpets speak, give them all breath, those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.” Act 5, Scene 6 (Lines 10-11)Macduff to Malcolm & SeywardAt the beginning of the battle.Literary Device Used: Blood imagery in order to signify the beginning of the battle as well as blood and death.
“I have no words; my voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain than terms can give thee out.” Act 5, Scene 6 (Lines 46-48)Macduff to MacbethBefore Macduff and Macbeth Fight.Literary Devices Used: Metaphor when saying , “I have no words; my voice is in my sword.” Signifies the action of fighting rather than talking. Blood imagery when saying, “Thou bloodier villain than terms can give thee out.” Signifies the murders Macbeth has carried out.
“Tell thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.” Act 5, Scene 6 (Lines 54 & 55)Macduff to MacbethMacduff informing Macbeth of his unnatural birth and thus ensuring Macbeth’s tragic end.

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