Macbeth quotes: Order v. Disorder + Appearance v. Reality

“The night has been unruly” “of dire combustion and confused events” “some say the earth was feverous and did shake” After Duncan is murdered chaos and disorder ensure showing that Duncan was the rightful king
“Dark night strangles the traveling lamp” “A falcon… by a mousing owl hawked at and killed” “darkness in the face of the earths entomb” Once Macbeth becomes king strange events begin occurring in Scotland
“Though bladed corn be loved and trees blown down” “Through the yeasty waves/ confound and swallow navigation” “…birth strangled babe” Both the witches and Macbeth speak in language filled with disorder
“Unnatural deeds/ do bring unnatural troubles” “I have seen her rise from her bed… while in a most fast sleep” “A little water clears us of this deed” Lady Macbeth actions disrupted the natural order and as a consequence she now has disorder in her mind
“By the grace of grace…” “But this sore knight/ hath trifled former knowings” When Malcom becomes king the natural order is restored because he is the rightful King
“This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air/ Nimbly and sweetly” “In every point twice done and double done” Duncan believes he is being welcomes at Macbeth’s home but really he is being betrayed
“Look the innocent flower/ but the the serpent under’t” “That my keen knife not see” “leave all the rest to me” Even though Lady Macbeth is a woman she is still cunning and ambitious
“Valiant cousin!” “Worth gentlemen!” “Devilish Macbeth” “The very firstlings of my heart/ shall be the firstlings of my hand” Macbeth is initially seen as brave and salient however his darkness and evil are revealed as the play goes on
“Double double toil and trouble” “For none a woman born/ shall harm Macbeth” The witches show Macbeth predictions of his future however these predictions are half truths
“You should be women but your beards forbid me to interpret” “None of a woman born/ shall harm Macbeth” Although the witches are perceived as evil they help defeat Macbeth which is a good action