I will drain him dry as hay:Sleep shall neither night nor day 1.3 I’ll drain the life out of him. He won’t catch a wink of sleep, witch*The witch is saying that she will take the life out of Macbeth and make it not worth living for him
That were the slaves of drink and thralls of sleep? 3.6 while they were still drunk and asleep? to a lord*Lennox is talking about how Macbeth killed the guards*They were defenceless when he killed them because they were sleeping
Duncan is in his grave;After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well 3.2 Duncan lies in his grave, through with life’s troubles, and he’s sleeping well. to lady Macbeth*Macbeth is realising that Duncan sleeps better than him
And yet I would not sleep: merciful powers,Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that natureGives way to in repose! 2.1 but I can’t sleep. Merciful powers, keep away the nightmares that plague me when I rest! talking to Fleance*Banquo is thinking about the witches and can’t sleep because of it*Show that people are vulnerable to nightmares when sleeping
Now o’er the one half-worldNature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuseThe curtain’d sleep 2.1 Now half the world is asleep and being deceived by evil nightmares.’s sililoquy*Show that people are vulnerable to nightmares when sleeping
Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,Chief nourisher in life’s feast. 2.2 I thought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth is murdering sleep.” Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing. talking to Lady Macbeth*Macbeth is going crazy*He is taking away his ability to sleep by his actions*Sleep takes away the troubles of life*Macbeth needs sleep to take away the troubles from his actions, but can’t sleep due to those actions
Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit 2.3 Shake off sleep, which looks like death, talking to Lennox and Macbeth*Sleep is like death
Toad, that under cold stoneDays and nights has thirty-oneSwelter’d venom sleeping got 4.1 a toad that sat under a cold rock for a month, oozing poison from its pores. Witch*Macbeth is slowly becoming more evil and is ignorant in a sleep to what is happening and his impending doom
Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,Than on the torture of the mind to lieIn restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave;After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well;Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison,Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing,Can touch him further. 3.2 I’d rather be dead than endure this endless mental torture and harrowing sleep deprivation. We killed those men and sent them to rest in peace so that we could gain our own peace. Duncan lies in his grave, through with life’s troubles, and he’s sleeping well. We have already done the worst we can do to him with our treason. After that, nothing can hurt him further—not weapons, poison, rebellion, invasion, or anything else. to Lady Macbeth*Macbeth would rater be dead than living*His life is torture*Duncan, in death is without trouble and can not be harmed
What, sir, not yet at rest? The king’s a-bed: 2.1 You’re not asleep yet, sir? The king’s in bed. to Macbeth*Macbeth is without sleep

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