Lady Macbeth character quotes

“my dearest partner of greatness” Lady Macbeth is seen as an ally more than a wife and this shows that she obtains some power in their relationship
“thou woulds’t be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” Lady Macbeth sees the weakness in her husband and feels he is too soft to carry out his ambitious plans
“I fear thy nature is too full o’h’milk of human kindness…” Lady Macbeth sees Macbeth as too childish to execute his plans
“… would have inform’d for preparation” she is hasty in her decision to kill Duncan
“unsex me here…” conversing with evil spirits to make her more ruthless and sees her felinity as a hinderance to her ambition
“the future in the instant” Lady Macbeth is ambitious and wants to make Macbeth King now
“Look like th’innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” Serpent was a national symbol of evil from the Bible (devil) and represents Shakespeare’s theme of deception
“Give me the daggers” shows no remorse about the deed she just committed which exhibits her ruthlessness
“Go get some water” thinks that a physical cleansing will cleanse her conscience and she still remains in control
“I shame to wear a heart so white” she sees Macbeth as a coward
“You must leave this” Lady Macbeth doesn’t understand why Macbeth is lingering on this this thought
“speak not … go at once” Lady Macbeth tells the Lords to leave which shows she is powerful and in control
“fill me from the crown…” every conversation and thought is obsessed with royalty
“LADY MACBETH SLEEP-WALKING” Her troubled sleep shows her troubled state of mind
“Out, damned spot” Spoken in prose which is the speech of common people and she is trying to get it off her hands
“To bed … come your hand… to bed” Broken frame of mind shown by broken speech
“all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” Same as Macbeth at the start (“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this bloodClean from my hand”)
“The queen … is dead” Her demise eventually led to her committing suicide and becomes weak
“Fiend-like queen” Malcolm’s final judgement is that Lady Macbeth is was a fiend or devil
“Screw your courage to the sticking place and we’ll not fail” Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband
“I would … have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums” Lady Macbeth is ruthless enough to kill her child for Macbeth
“What beast was’t then that made you break this enterprise to me” Lady Macbeth says Macbeth is betraying her and she is trying to emasculate him
“make thick my blood, stop up th’access and passage to remorse” She wants to stop her conscious and doesn’t want right and wrong to stop her
“Under my battlements” Talks about her house like a war zone which represents Shakespeare’s theme of powerful women in the play