“where our desire is got without consent. ’tis safer to be that which we destroy then by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” macbeth to self

“where our desire is got without consent. ’tis safer to be that which we destroy then by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” macbeth to lady macbeth macbeth is jealous of duncan because he is peaceful in his grave and macbeth is paranoid. he hasnt been sleeping and wants to be peaceful.
“that shakes us nightly. better be with the dead, whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace, that on the torture of the mind top lie in restless ecstasy. duncan is in his grave; after lifes fitful fever he sleeps well.” macbeth to lady macbeth macbeth would rather be dead to have peace instead of being alive. he envys duncan and he is torturing himself by not sleeping.
“we have scotched the snake , not killed it” macbeth to lady msacbeth macbeth killed some people in his way but not all. the metaphor is the snake is whoever threatens his power
“thou canst not say i did it./never shake/they gory locks at me” macbeth to dead duncan macbeth is admitting to banquo that he technically didnt kill him but he was apart of it. the dramatic irony is that he is in denial and doesnt want to admit that he killed him.
“o, these flaws and starts would well become a womans story at a winters fire, authorized by her grandam. shame itself” lady macbeth to macbeth she is saying that he is acting like a woman because he is having hallucinations.

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