MacBeth Act II

Merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose. Banquo to Fleance; Line 9-11Literary Device- Apostrophe He is calling for merciful powers to take the horrible thoughts of his mind.
A friend. MacBeth to Banquo; Line 14Literary Device- Dramatic Irony
There’s husbandry in heaven; their candles are all out. Banquo to Fleance; Line 6 It is very dark out this evening. ‘Husbandry’ meant cheapness. There is cheapness in heaven, they’re being stingy with their candles or stars. It’s dark; something bad is going to happen.
Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Macbeth soliloquy; Line 44-45He sees a hallucination of dagger. It is a way of showing mental turmoil over the act of murder. It starts with no blood, by the end it has blood on it. He starts off timid but grows bold in the end, comparing himself to Tarquin. He eventually kills Duncan.
With Tarquin’s ravishing {strides,} towards his designMoves like a ghost. Thou and firm-set earth, MacBeth soliloquy; Line 67-68Literary Device: Allusion and Similie
That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold. Lady Macbeth to Herself; Scene 2; Line 1Which ever alcoholic drink she gave the guards to make them pass out has made her bold.
I had most need of blessing, and “Amen” Stuck in my throat. MacBeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2: Line 43He needs saving
Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care, MacBeth to Lady MacBeth; Scene 2; Line 49Literary Device; PersonificationSleep that knits up the tangled threads of care
The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, MacBeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2; Line 50Literary Device; Metaphor
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast MacBeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2; Line 52Literary Devices; MetaphorsSecond Course: Main course
If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt. Lady Macbeth to Macbeth: Scene 2; Line 71She’s going to smear blood to frame them
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Macbeth to Lady MacBeth; Scene 2; Line 78Literary Device; Allusion
No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine,Making the green one red. Macbeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2: Line 81Literary Device; Personification
Be not lost So poorly in your thoughts. Lady MacBeth to Macbeth; Scene 2; Line 91Stop being distracted
To know my deed ’twere best not knowing myself MacBeth to LadyMacBeth; Scene 2; Line 92Labels himself as a murders. He doesn’t know himself
Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bedThat you do lie so late? MACDUFF to Porter; Scene 3; Line 22MacBeth’s Foil…
The obscure bird Clamored the livelong night. Some say the earth Was feverous and did shake. Lennox to Macbeth; Scene 3; Line 67He’s saying there was an upset in nature and he’s comparing the bird to the owl.
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.Most sacrilegious murder hath broke opeThe Lord’s anointed temple and stole thenceThe life o’ th’ building. MACDUFF to Macbeth to Lennox; Acene 3; Line 76-79Literary Device: Personification He’s actually talking about Duncan
Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit, And look on death itself. MACDUFF to himself; Scene 3; Line 88
O gentle lady,’Tis not for you to hear what I can speak.The repetition in a woman’s earWould murder as it fell. MacDuff to Lady Macbeth; Scene 3; Line96-99Literary Device: Irony She’s a wicked lady
Had I but died an hour before this chance,I had lived a blessed time Macbeth to Lennox and Ross; Sce 3; Line107This has a double meaning. If he died before Duncan died we would of lived a blessed life
His silver skin laced with his golden blood,And his gashed stabs looked like a breach in natureFor ruin’s wasteful entrance; there the murders MacBeth to MacDuff; Scene 3; Line 131-133Out of Order.
To show an unfelt sorrow is an officeWhich the false man does easy. Malcolm to Donalbain; Scene 3; Line 161-162If someone is to dramatic they are guilty.
Where we are,There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood, The nearer bloody. Donalbain to Malcolm; Scene 3; Line 164-165″A man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” The are in danger
And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. Ross to Old Man; Scene 4; Line 9The dark covers the the sun. An old man and Ross exchange accounts of recent unnatural happenings.