Macbeth Quotes 4 and 5

Your castle is surprised, your wife and babes Savagely slaughtered. To relate the manner, Were, on the quarry of these murdered deer To add the death of you. (Ross to Macduff) After Macduff fled to England, Macbeth had Macduff’s whole family murdered, because he knew Macduff was consipiring to overthrow him. Ross brought the devestating news to Macduff, that his wife, children, and servants had all been killed.
He has no children. All my pretty ones? Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? What, all my pretty chickens and their dam At one fell swoop? (Macduff to Ross) Macduff just found out from Ross that Macbeth had Macduff’s whole family murdered. He compares Macbeth to the hell-kite, a vicious bird of prey in the falcon family. He continues the poultry metaphor and says that Macbeth fell from the sky and devoured his wife and kids in one swoop.
Wisdom! To leave his wife, to leave his babes,His mansion and his titles in a placeFrom whence himself does fly? He loves us not;He wants the natural touch. For the poor wren,The most diminutive of birds, will fight,Her young ones in her nest, against the owl.All is the fear and nothing is the love,As little is the wisdom, where the flightSo runs against all reason. (Lady Macbeth to Ross) Lady Macduff is very upset that her husband, Macduff, has fled to England. She thinks that it goes against natural instinct for a father to leave his family in a place of harm. She says that it means that he doesn’t really love his family. She compares it to the wren, a small bird, that would fight against the owl if its nest were being attacked. She thinks his running away is based out of fear and not out of love.
Black Macbeth will seem as pure as snow, and the poor state esteem as a lamb, being compared with my confineless harms (Malcom to Macduff) Malcom admits that Macbeth is evil, but says that he will make even evil Macbeth seem pure, in comparison to his wickedness, if he were to become king. He is trying to convince Ross that he is pure evil, in order to test his motives. Malcom is not really vile, but just pretended to be so, in order to see if Macduff was working for Macbeth.
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell;Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace,Yet grace must still look so. (Malcom to Macduff) Malcom does not know who to trust. The brightest angel, Lucifer, fell from heaven. Since both evil and good would want to appear to be good, he doesn’t know if he can trust anyone. He doesn’t know if he can trust Macduff, or if Macduff is being used by Macbeth.
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ‘t. Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him. (Lady Macbeth – sleepwalking) Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking and dreaming about the murder of Duncan. She is eaten away by guilt and is rehearsing the night of his murder. She is repeatedly acting as if she is washing her hands, in attempt to wash Duncan’s blood of off her. The ‘spot’ cannot be removed, just as she cannot get rid of her guilt.
“Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear. What’s the boy Malcolm? (Macbeth to the Doctor and his attendants) Macbeth says that he will not fear, because he feels safe because of the witches prophecies. He said that since Birnam woods cannot move to his castle, so his kingdom is safe. He also does not need to fear Duncan’s son Malcom, because Malcom was born of a woman. He puts his confidence in the witches prophecies, even when an army is coming against him.
The Queen my lord is dead. (Seyton to Macbeth) Seyton brings this news to Macbeth, that Lady Macbeth committed suicide. Lady Macbeth had been out of her mind due to great guilt and took her own life.
“She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day (Macbeth’s soliloquy) He says this right when he finds out from Seyton that his wife is dead. Malcom and Macduff’s army is marching towards his castle at the same time. He responds without showing much emotion. He basically says that she would have died sometime, or that she should have died later, during a better time. He then goes on in a state of despair to say that life is meaningless and void of all purpose.
1. Unnatural deeds.Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected mindsTo their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.More needs she the divine than the physician.” (Doctor to lady attendant) The doctor tells Lady Macbeth’s attendant that he cannot help her, because her problem is a guity conscience. While she was sleepwalking, she was rehearsing Duncan’s murder, and confessing to her guilt for Banquo’s murder and the murder of Macduff’s family. The Doctor could not rememdy her “sickness”, because guilt was the solution. He said that she needed a priest more than a doctor.

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