"Fair is foul and foul is fair." --Act 1, Scene 1: The witches in conversation

“brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name.” –Act 1, Scene 2: The report about Macbeth to King Duncan

"And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths." --Act 1, Scene 3: Banquo to Macbeth about the witches

“Stay you imperfect speakers.” –Act 1 Scene 3: Macbeth wants to learn more from the witches

“[Aside] The Prince of Cumberland: that is a step on which I must fall down, or else o’erleap” –Act 1 Scene 4: Macbeth’s ambition is seen and Malcolm is a barrier in the way

"There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face." --Act 1, Scene 4, Lines 10-11: King Duncan to Malcolm

“Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe topfull Of direst cruelty” –Act 1, Scene 5: Lady Macbeth wants to be more masculine and capable of more cruelty

“thy nature, It is too full o’th’milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way.” –Act 1 Scene 5: Lady Macbeth does not believe that Macbeth is cruel and ambitious enough to get what he wants

"Stars, hide your fires: Let not light see my black and deep desires: The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see." --Act 1, Scene 5: Macbeth to himself

“Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under ‘t.” –Act 1 Scene 5: Lady Macbeth’s advice

"If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly. If th'assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and end-all-here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come." --Act 1, Scene 7: Macbeth to himself

“Screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail.” --Act 1, Scene 7: Lady Macbeth uses imperatives to command her husband

"False face must hide what the false heart doth know." --Act 1, Scene 8: Macbeth to his wife

"Is this a dagger I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight, or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?" --Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 33-39: Macbeth to himself

“I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my ****** from his boneless gums And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn As you have done to this” – Act 1 Scene 7: Lady Macbeth emotionally blackmails Macbeth to…


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