“Macbeth” Full Play Quote Review

He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against h is murderer shut the door,Not bear the knife myself. a. Macbethb. Macbethc. Macbeth is debating whether or not to continue with the plan to kill King Duncan. He is serving the king as his host and as his subject.
Stay, you imperfect speakers. Tell me more. By Sinel’s death I know I am Thane of Glamis.But how of Cawdor? The than of Cawdor lives. a. Macbethb. Witchesc. Macbeth is pleading with the witches to stay and tell him why they called him the new Thane of Cawdor when there is already one. He doesn’t know the original Thane is being hung for treason.
Sons, kinsmen, thanes, And you whose places are the nearest, know We will establish our estate upon Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter The Prince of Cumberland. a. King Duncanb. Group c. The king is announcing that his son will be the next king of Scotland, much to Macbeth’s dismay. This announcent goes against the witches’ prophecy.
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. a. Lady Macbethb. Macbethc. Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to look innocent, and act innocent, as Duncan visits them at their home.
The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on 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. a. Macbethb. Macbethc. Macbeth is reacting to Duncan’s announcement that his son, Malcolm, will be the next king. Macbeth is debating whether or not he should do something about this, or just let it happen.
Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air. a. Witchesb. Witchesc. The witches are chanting a spell in preparation with meeting with Macbeth.
No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive Our bosom interest. Go, pronounce his present death, And with his former title great Macbeth. a. King Duncanb. Ross/Lennoxc. Duncan announces that the original Thane of Cawdor is going to die, and that Macbeth will have his new title.
Give me your hand.Conduct me to mine host. We love him highly And shall continue our graces towards him. By your leave, hostess. a. King Duncanb. Lady Macbethc. Duncan has arrived at the Macbeth castle, and is speaking to Lady Macbeth. He is happy to be a guest in their home.
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. a. Macbethb. Lady Macbethc. Macbeth is having second thoughts about continuing with the plan to kill Duncan. He thinks people have been speaking highly about him lately, and he doesn’t want to ruin that.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature;It is too full 0′ th’ milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. a. Lady Macbethb. Lady Macbethc. She has just finished reading the letter from Macbeth, and is doubtful that Macbeth has what it takes to be devious.
But ’tis strange:And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,The instruments of darkness tell us truths. a. Banquob. Macbethc. He is commenting on the fact that the witches could be tricking them with their confusing prophecies.
There’s no artTo find the mind’s construction in the face: He was a gentleman on whom I built An absolute trust. a. King Duncanb. Malcolmc. The king is mentioning the fact that he trusted the original Thane of Cawdor, but was betrayed by him.
Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires: a. Macbethb. Macbethc. Macbeth tells the heavens to hide what he is deciding to do, and cast darkness on the murder of King Duncan.
I am settled, and bend up…Away, and mock the time with fairest show: False face must hide what the false heart doth know. a. Macbethb. Lady Macbethc. Macbeth decides to kill the king, and maintains that they look fake in front of their guests.
Where we are There’s daggers in men’s smiles: the near in blood The nearer bloody. a. Donalbainb. Malcolmc. They commit to running to England and Ireland, away from those who may be betraying them after their father’s death.
Thou hast it now–King, Cawdor, Glamis, all As the Weird Women promised, and I fearThou played’st most foully for ‘t. a. Banquob. Banquoc. Banquo seriously doubts the role that Macbeth has played in the murder of Duncan. He is suspicious of Macbeth at this point.
Thou are the best 0′ th’ cutthroats, Yet he’s good that did the like for Fleance. If thou didst it, thou art the nonpareil. a. Macbethb. Murdererc. Macbeth learns that Banquo has been murdered. He is complimenting the murderer.
We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed In England and in Ireland, not confessing Their cruel parricide, filing their hearers With strange invention. a. Macbethb. Banquoc. Macbeth is planting the idea that Duncan’s sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, are guilty of their father’s death and that they have fled to opposite sides of the globe to convince others that they are innocent.
Better be with the dead, Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace, Than on the torture of the mind to lie In restless ecstasy. a. Macbethb. Lady Macbethc.Macbeth talking to Lady Macbeth about how it is better to be with the dead and be at peace than suffer with all the mental problems. Duncan is dead and he sleeps soundly.
Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect, Whole as the marble, founded as the rock, As broad and general as the casing air. But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears.—But Banquo’s safe? a. Macbethb. Murdererc. This occurs before the banquet and ghost scene, when Macbeth finds out that Fleance has escaped the murder plot, but Banquo has, indeed, been murdered.
It is concluded: Banquo, thy soul’s flightIf it find heaven, must find it out to—night. a. Macbethb. Macbethc. Macbeth has firmly decided (and planned) Banquo’s and Fleance’s murder, and they will soon find out if they are going to heaven- or to HELL.
I am in bloodStepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er. a. Macbethb. Lady Macbethc. Macbeth has just seen Banquo’s ghost, and is upset. He is about to go meet again with the witches, and mentions that he is too far into bad deeds. He cannot turn back at this point.
How did you dareTo trade and traffic with Macbethin riddles and affairs of death;And I, the mistress of your charms,The close contriver of all harms,Was never call’d to bear my part… a. Hecateb. The Witchesc. The HWIC is mad that the witches have been toying with Macbeth without her help.
Thither MacduffIs gone to pray the holy king, upon his aid To wake Northumberland and warlike Siward… a. Lordb. Lennoxc. Macduff has gone to England to beg the king of England to come to his aid in fighting against Macbeth.
Give to the edge o’ the sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls…This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool: a. Macbethb. Murderc. He wants everyone in Macduff’s household murdered- including Macduff’s wife, children, and servants.
But, for your husband He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows The fits o’ the season… a. Rossb. Lady Macduffc. Ross is trying to convince Lady Macduff that her husband is not a traitor by running to England and leaving his family behind.
I have done no harm. But I remember now I am in this earthly world, where to do harmIs often laudable, to do good sometimeAccounted dangerous folly: a. Lady Macduffb. Lady Macduffc. She is refusing to heed the messenger’s advice that she should leaver her house. She doesn’t believe she had anything to do with Macduff’s leaving, and is mad at him. She doesn’t know that she is about to die.
Let not your ears despise my tongue forever, Which shall possess them with the heaviest sound That ever yet they heard. a. Rossb. Macduffc. Ross is warning Macduff to not hold the terrible news that he is about tell him against him- that his family has been murdered.
Did heaven look on,And would not take their part? Sinful Macduff, They were all struck for thee! naught that I am, Not for their own demerits, but for mine. a. Macduffb. Macduffc.Macduff is blaming himself for his family’s death.
Be comforted:Let’s make us medicines of our great revenge, To cure this deadly grief. a. Malcolmb. Macduffc. Malcolm insists that Macduff take the news of his family’s murder with anger, and take revenge against Macbeth.
Those he commands move only in command, Nothing in love: now does he feel his title Hang loose about him… a. Angusb. Caithnessc. Angus heard that Macbeth’s soldiers are only fighting for him because of duty, not because of love or support. His title of “king” is an empty title.
Cure her of that.Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain… a. Macbethb. Doctorc. Macbeth wants the doctor to cure Lady Macbeth of her sleepwalking, and the worries that plague her mind.
I have almost forgot the taste of fears: The time has been, my senses would have cool’d To hear a night—shriek…I have supp’d full with horrors… a. Macbethb. Setonc. Macbeth heard the scream of a woman, and isn’t bothered in the least by it. He remembers there was a time where he would have been bothered by this.
We’ll have thee, as our rarer monsters are Painted upon a pole, and underwrit, ‘Here may you see the tyrant.’ a. Macduffb. Macbethc. Macbeth states that he will not fight Macduff, and Macduff agrees, and states that he will capture Macbeth and show him off like an exhibit at the zoo.
My thanes and kinsmen, Henceforth be earls, the first that ever Scotland In such an honour named. a. Malcolmb. Everyonec. Malcolm is announcing that everyone is welcome back to Scotland, even if Macbeth initially ran them off.
Who, as ’tis thought, by self and violent hands took off her life… a. Malcolmb. Everyonec. Lady Macbeth is thought to have committed suicide.

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