Macbeth act 1 scene 1 quotes

valiant cousin, worthy gentleman! ○ Duncan ○ He is talking about Macbeth who was injured while fighting to keep his son Malcom safe. ○ My brave relative! What a worthy man!
And with his former title greet Macbeth… ○ Duncan ○ He says that the title of the Cawdor should be given to Macbeth. ○ Tell Macbeth that the old title will be given to him
What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won. ○ Duncan ○ Ross leaves to tell Macbeth of his new title ○ The thane of cawdor has lost what Macbeth has won
All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! ○ First witch ○ The witches declare him as the thane of Glamis and thane of Cawdor(which he doesn’t know anything about yet) ○ All hail, Macbeth, the future king!
The Thane of Cawdor lives A prosperous gentleman, and to be king Stands not within the prospect of belief, No more than to be Cawdor. ○ Macbeth ○ He is talking to the witches asking how he can be the thane of Cawdor since the thane of Cawdor is still alive and a rich and powerful man. ○ The thane of Cawdor is alive, and he’s a rich and powerful man. It is impossible for me to be thane of Cawdor
The Thane of Cawdor lives. Why do you dress me In borrowed robes? ○ Macbeth ○ Angus and Ross come to deliver the king’s news that Macbeth is the new thane of Cawdor ○ The thane of Cawdor is still alive? Why are you give me his title?
If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me Without my stir ○ Macbeth ○ He is wondering whether he’ll the reign or if he’ll have to kill someone for it ○ If fate wants me to be king, perhaps fate will just make it happen and I won’t have to do anything
New honors come upon him, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their moldBut with the aid of use. ○ Banquo ○ He is talking to Ross and Angus right after they tell him he’s king ○ Macbeth is not used to his new titles. They’re like new clothes: they don’t fit until you break them in over time
Only I have left to say, More is they due than more than all can pay. ○ Duncan ○ He is thanking Ross and Banquo for their servicesAll I can say is that I owe you more than I can ever repay
The service and the loyalty I owe In doing it pays itself. ○ Macbeth ○ Duncan tells Macbeth that he owes him more than he can ever repay ○ The opportunity to serve you is its own reward
Yet I do fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. ○ Lady Macbeth ○ She gets a letter from Macbeth that informs her that she’s going to be the thane of Glamis and Cawdor and that he’s going to be the future king ○ But I worry about whether ot nor you have what it takes to seize the crown. You are too kind to strike at your first opportunity. You would to be powerful but you aren’t capable of handling these things.
See, our honored hostess!- The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, Which still we thank as love. Herein I teach you How you shall bid God ‘ild us for your pains And thank us for your trouble. ○ Duncan ○ Lady Macbeth enters and Duncan greets herLook, here comes our honored hostess! Sometimes the love people bring me is inconvenient but I still accept it as love. In doing so, I’m teaching you to thank me for the inconvenience I’m causes you by being here.
If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly. If th’ assassination Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease success, that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, ○ Macbeth ○ He is planning on how to execute his plan to murder DuncanIf the plan would be done once I did the deed, then it would be best to get it over with quickly. If the assassination of the king could work like a net, preventing any consequences, then the murder would be the end of the whole affair.
We will proceed no further in his business. He hath honored me of late, and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, Not cast aside so soon. ○ Macbeth ○ He is talking to Lady Macbeth who asks him why he left the dining room ○ We will not proceed any further with this plan. He has just honored me, and I have earned a good opinion from everyone. I would to enjoy these honors for a while and not put them away so soon.
Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life And live a coward in thine own esteem ○ Lady Macbeth ○ Macbeth is backing out in his plan to kill Duncan and Lady Macbeth disapproves of that ○ Will you take the crown you want so badly or will you live as a coward
We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place and we’ll not fail. When Duncan is asleep (Whereto the rather shall his day’s hard journey Soundly invite him), his two chamberlains Will I with wine and wassail so convice That memory ○ Lady Macbeth ○ Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are talking about the plan to the kill Duncan and Lady Macbeth is convincing him to go through with it ○ We fail? If you get your courage up, we can’t fail. When Duncan is asleep(the hard journey he had will tire him out), I’ll get his two chamberlains drunk enough to make them forget that memory
· False face must hide what the false heart doth Know. ○ Macbeth ○ Lady Macbeth has finally convinced Macbeth to go through with the planHide with a false pleasant face what you know in your false, evil heart