Macbeth quotes

“yet do I fear thy nature./ It is too full ‘o the milk of human kindness/To catch the nearest way” speaker: LADY MACBETHmeaning: reading macbeth’s letter, she thinks tha he’s too good to and cowasrdly to wickedly seize his power
“I have given suck, and know// how tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me./I would, while it was smiling in my face,/Have plucked the nipple from his boneless gums/And dashed the brains out, had I sworn as you/Have done to this speaker: LADY MACBETHmeaning: comparing herself to Macbeth, she would keep the promise whatever the action involved abd Macbeth wouldn”t be able to
“From this moment?The firstlings of my heart shall be/ The firstlings of my hand” speaker: MACBETHmeaning: he will continue to be impulsive, acting on his every whim for fear that he’ll get scared and not go through with his plans
“Whither should I fly?/ i have done now harm. But I remember now/ I am in this earthly world, where to do harm/Is often laudable, to do good sometime/ Accounted dangerous folly speaker: LADY MACDUFFmeaning: She is wondering why she should leave if she’s done noithing wrong, but remembers bad things happen to good people and vice versa
“Bring forth men-children only,/For thy undaunted mettle should compose/Nothing but males.” speaker: MACBETHmeaning; he wants his wife to give birth only to boys because her personality isbetter seved to rasing males
“Here’s the smell of blood still. All the/perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” speaker: LADY MACBETHmeaning: The guilt of the murder will never go away, nothing will ever be able to conceal it
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow/ Creeps in this petty pace from day to day/ To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools/ The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!/Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/And then is heard no more. It is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing.’ speaker: MACBETHmeaning: Each day is so repetitive but it will go on forever, and the past will still haunt him.
“Get thee back! My soul is too charged/With blood of thins already.” speaker: MACBETHmeaning: He doesn’t want to kill anymore members of Macduff’s family after having killed others, and is suffering immense guilt.

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