Grade 9 Macbeth Quotes

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  • Macbeth Quotes
    • Act 1
      • Witches: Fair is foul, and foul is fair;/ hover through the fog and filthy air.
        • upside down world -> forbodes the devistation in play (TAKE NOTE OF THE PUNCTUATION)
      • But all's too weak for brave Macbeth
        • everbody who comes to fight Mac are no match-significant theme of macbeth's enemies
      • 'make thick my blood'/ 'and take my milk for gall'/ 'nor heaven peep through a blanket of the dark'
      • I have given ****...plucked my ****** from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out
        • vicious and evil emotional blackmail
    • Act 2
      • Hold, take my sword. There is husbandry in heaven:/ Their candles are all out
        • something uneasy in the air, starless sky echoes Duncan's speech 'stars shine on deserving people, LM's quote on heaven, Macbeth's acts esp with banquo '3rd murderer: who did strike out the light?'
          • 'make thick my blood'/ 'and take my milk for gall'/ 'nor heaven peep through a blanket of the dark'
      • Macbeth's soliloque: theme of witchcraft runs throughout (ALSO INSINUATED BY THE POETRY), 'I see thee still...i see thee yet...i see thee still!'
      • I heard a voice cry 'sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep' the innocent sleep
        • [knocking within] repeated 3 times->witches
    • Act 3
      • I have scorch'd the snake not kill'd it
        • 'be the serpent that lies beneath', scorch'd has semantic field of trees also
      • are you a man?
      • Hecate: and a fatal end
        • 'fatal' echoes LM-> 'Duncan's fatal entrance'
        • witches act 1, tetrameter, Hecate Act 3, Iambic pentameter
    • Act 4
      • though the yeasty waves confound and shallow navigation up;
        • continued metaphor from Act 1. M sees him as the sailor, scotland the ship
    • Act 5
      • therein the patient must minister to himself
        • male pronoun, talking about LM but makes it about M
      • 'tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow'/ 'and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death'
        • philosophical, sad, reflective. 3-> the witches
        • uses language to reflect sadness-poetic-shows his reform.
      • life's but a walking shadow
        • he is now shadowing scotland

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