Macbeth Quotes Act 4

Double, double toil and trouble (4.1.10) All Witches Making life worse for Macbeth, double work, double trouble
Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife! Dismiss me. Enough. (4.1.81-82) First Apparition (Armed Head = head with armor) to MacbethSaying beware Macduff
Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth. (4.1.90-92) Second Apparition(Bloody Child) to MacbethA man not born of woman can harm Macbeth
Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of thee? But yet i’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate. thou shalt not live (4.1.93-95) Macbeth to Apparitions and WitchesJust to make sure he will kill Macduff anyway
Macbeth shall never vanquished be until great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him. (4.1.105-107) Third Apparition(child crowned with tree in hand) to MacbethMacbeth will not be vanquished unless Birnam Wood moves
That will never be. Who can impress the forest, bid the tree unfix his earthbound root?…Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath to time and mortal custom. (4.1.108-114) Macbeth to Apparition and WitchesIt’s not going to happen, Macbeth will live the natural course of life
What, will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom? Another yet? A seventh? I’ll see no more. And yet the eighth appears who bears a glass which shows me many more, and some I see…for the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me and points at them for his. (4.1.132-139) Macbeth to Apparitions and WitchesAll are the children of Banquo who will be kings, mirror/glass shows even more kings
Infected be the air whereon they ride, and damned all those that trust them! I did hear the galloping of horse. (4.1.157-159) Macbeth to LennoxCursing anyone who trusts the witches, curses him self because he believed in them
The very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand. And even now, to crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done (4.1.167-170) Macbeth to selfNo longer acting with reason, just reaction
This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (4.1.175) Macbeth to selfIs going to kill Macduff’s family
When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors. (4.2.4-5) Lady Macduff to RossApplies to Macbeth
But cruel are times when we are traitors and do not know ourselves; when we hold rumor from what we fear, yet know not what we fear (4.2.22-24) Ross to Lady MacduffApplies to Macbeth
Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang up them. (4.2.62-64) Son to Lady MacduffReflection of whats occuring
I am in this earthly world, where to do harm is often laudable, to do good sometime accounted dangerous folly. why then, alas, do i put up that womanly defense to say i have done no harm? (4.2.83-87) Lady Macduff to selfFair is foul- good can be bad, bad can be good
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so. (4.3.27-30) Malcolm to MacduffFair is foul- evil looks good, good also has to look good
That, when they shall be opened, black Macbeth will seem as pure as snow, and the poor state esteem him as a lamb, being compared with my confineless harms. (4.3.63-66) Malcolm to MacduffTesting Macduff, Macbeth will look pure compared to Malcolm if Malcolm became king
I grant him bloody, luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin that has a name…Better Macbeth than such an one to reign. (4.3.70-79) Malcolm to MacduffMore testing
Yet do not fear. Scotland hath foisons to fill up your will of your mere own. all these are portable, with other graces weighed. (4.3.103-106) Macduff to MalcolmScotland’s treasures will sustain Macduff, the good outweighs the bad
Fit to govern? No, not to live. – O nation miserable, with an untitled tyrant bloody-sceptered, when shalt thou see thy wholesome days again…(4.3.120-123) Macduff to MalcolmMalcolm is not fit to govern, based on what he has told Macduff
Macduff, this noble passion, child of integrity, hath from my soul wiped the black scruples, reconciled my thoughts to thy good truth and honor. (4.3.133-136) Malcolm to MacduffMacduff is loyal and good, everything was a test
Alas, poor country, almost afraid to know itself. It cannot be called our mother, but our grave, where nothing but who knows nothing is once seen to smile; where sighs and groans and shrieks that rent the air are made, not marked; where violent sorrow seems a modern ecstasy. The dead man’s knell is there scarce asked for who, and good men’s lives expire before the flowers in their caps, dying or ere they sicken. (4.3.189-198) Ross to Macduff and MalcolmSays what people are thinking, everyone hates Macbeth
This tune goes manly. Come, go we to the King. Our power is ready; our lack is nothing but our leave. Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments. receive what cheer you may. the night is long that never finds the day. (4.3.276-282) Malcolm to Macduff and RossGoing to fight the king