Macbeth Act 1

He’s here in doubt trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host,Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself speaker: Macbeth audience: himself what is being said: deciding wether or not to kill Ducan. he doesn’t want to hold the knife that kills the king. what is happening: he is doubting his intentions
Stay, you imperfect speakers. Tell me more. By Sinel’s death I know I am Thane of Glamis. But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives speaker: Macbeth audience: witches what is being said: how can I be king when the thane of Cawdor still lives? what is happening: Macbeth doubts himself to be king because the thane of cawdor still lives
Bring forth men-children only. For thy undaunted mettle should compose Nothing but males speaker: Macbeth audience: Lady Macbeth what is being said: bring boys because they are brave spirit what is happening: Macbeth is telling Lady Macbeth that she will only have males
Sons, kinsmen, thanes, And you whose places are the nearest, know We will establish out estate upon Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter The Prince of Cumberland speaker: Duncan audience: Macbeth, Thanes what is being said: The Prince of Cumberland will be Malcon what is happening: Duncan is naming Malcon Prince
To beguile the time, Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ‘t. speaker: Lady Macbeth audience: Macbeth what is being said: We must be deceiving people what is happening: Lady Macbeth is ready to kill Duncan but Macbeth is not
The Prince of Cumberland! That is a stepOn which I must fall down or else o’erleap For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires speaker: Macbethaudience: himselfwhat is being said: he need to either accept this and let fate take its course or take matters into his own hands what is happening: Macbeth is thinking to himself that Prince was the title he needed in order to become king
Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air speaker: witches audience each other what is being said: the first prediction or hint the witches gives us. good is bad and bad is good what is happening: good is bad, bad is good. the witches are plotting to come back
Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty speaker: Lady Macbeth audience: herself what is being said: come and out evil in my soul what is happening: she is summoning spirits
No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive Our bosom interest. Go, pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth speaker: King Duncan audience: Ross what is being said: The old thane is dead to them. Macbeth will be thane what is happening: Macbeth does not know he is getting this title because he was busy fighting
Give me your hand, Conduct me to mine host. We love him highly And shall continue our graces towards him. By your leave, hostess speaker: King Duncan audience: Lady Macbeth what is being said: give me your hand and lead me to your house what is happening: the Macbeth’s are taking Ducan into their house
We will proceed no further in this business. He hath honored me of late, and I have boughtGolden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, Not cast aside so soon speaker: Macbeth audience: Lady Macbeth what is being said: We shouldn’t do this. I honor him too much what is happening: Macbeth does not want to kill Duncan but lady Macbeth wants to
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way speaker: Lady Macbeth audience: soliloquy what is being said: he’s too kind to take the necessary action what is happening: she doubts Macbeth and what he is capable of