7th September 2018

Macbeth Quotes

Macbeth’s Deterioration.

Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee.Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold“ Act 3 scene 4 when Macbeth is hosting the banquet and he sees Banquo’s ghost and freaks out in front of his guests. Lady Macbeth tries to tame him but it doesn’t work and Macbeth begins to reveal hints on the things hes done.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time” Macbeth says this after he hears about the death of his wife Lady macbeth and his speech pattern even from him is starting to fail.

Stars,hide your fires! let not light see my black deep desires” This shows that Macbeth does indeed have a dark ambitions an he doesn’t what anyone else to see them. This completely contradicts what he said a scene back”If chance will have me king,why,chance may crown me without my stir” Macbeth continues to contradict him self through out the play until his death. He also seems to think he has total control but as we see in the play Macbeth is a sheep being lead but what he thinks is what he wants.


Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
And falls on the other

quote said by Macbeth almost seeing what is about to hapen that this abition is too big and dark and will lead to his dwonfall. Ironically this happens

Syboism

Is this a dagger which I see before me handle towards my hand, a false creation of the mind.  Macbeth sees the dagger before hes about to kill king duncan. and shows his ambition to kill Macbeth

A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place,Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed. Just after the King dies the natural world it self begis to fret in response. Such as the a Owl that killed a hawk . This is symbolism shows that the death of King Duncan in such a creul way is leading to the natural world reacting in responce

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky!. Lady Macbeth guilt is overcomeing her and her mind is begining its fall ikes Macbeths. This is sybolism of the gulit that shes faceing and shes usesing the blood as a sybol of the terrible deeds shes has created. “A little water clears us from this deed” said by lady Macbeth before

what’s done, is done This is a quote said by lady macbeth telling macbeth that he can not undo the things he has done and he has to move past this or he will suffer. Ironically He does suffer and she suffers to for what she has done and leads to both of thier down falls. Shakespear allso uses similar lines to this in a french text in the 14th cenrty. This is much true quote in our world as weant get to cuaght up on this.

Witches
Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! -All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane Cawdor!-All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter“.  Act 1 Scene 3 Witches say that Macbeth is Thane of Glamis and now Cawdor (He doesn’t know at the time) And that he will be king. Macbeth responds “The Thane of Cawdor lives:why do you dress me in borrowed robes?

“security Is mortals’ chiefest enemy.” When the witches bring the apparitions to tell Macbeth’s warnings about what could bring a end to his life. Macbeth however ignores this and it comes back to stab him in the end of the play.

fair is foul, and foul is fair hover through the fog and filthy air This quote is said by the witches in the begging of the play and is the paradox of the play. The witches are going to “hover” this to cause more evil. The witches then tell Macbeth that he will become king and he thinks its a good thing. But then he reliable what he has to do to get it it is no longer fair but foul or that he thinks hes invicable. These prophiecs seem good “fair” at first but become “foul” later and lead to his downfall. The paradox is things seem good for the charecters seem bad. Eg Macbeths invisability, King ducan feeling safe with macbeth, Macbeth a noble charecter, Lady Macbethes power corrpupting her mind.

 

Conflict
Stars,hide your fires! let not light see my black deep desires”
This shows that Macbeth does indeed have a dark ambitions an he doesn’t what anyone else to see them. This completely contradicts what he said a scene back”If chance will have me king,why,chance may crown me without my stir” Macbeth continues to contradict him self through out the play until his death. He also seems to think he has total control but as we see in the play Macbeth is a sheep being lead but what he thinks is what he wants.


Vaulting ambition, which o’er leaps itself
And falls on the other. He then ignores this what he said and goes after this ambition anyway quote said by Macbeth almost seeing what is about to hapen that this abition is too big and dark and will lead to his dwonfall. Ironically this happens. Although he conflicts

Soon after he is named Thane of Cawdor and at first he surrenders himself to fate and let it decide whether he will become king or not”If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me Without my stir.” This is Macbeth surrendering himself to fate similar to when Romeo says ”…He that hath steerage of my course,direct my sail”. In the play Romeo and Juliet Romeo is letting a higher power take to control over his life and Macbeth will the decision up to the higher power.

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