Macbeth Quote bank




Act 1

 “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” Witches influence?

“You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so” not natural on Earth- no explanation

“Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?” Macbeth uncomfortable as Thane of Cawdor

“Stars hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires”

“Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here” “Stop up the access and passage to remorse… pall thee in the dunnest smoke of Hell, That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, Nor Heaven peep through the blanket of the dark”

“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” (Fair is foul)

Scene 7

Macbeth doesn’t think he can murder Duncan because 1) he’s his kinsman 2) he’s his host “who should against his murtherer shut the door not bear the knife myself” 3) Duncan is a good man

“We will proceed no more in this business” Lady Macbeth like Vittoria defending herself to Brach- persuades Macbeth to change his mind “I would, while it was smilling in my face, have pluck’d my ****** from his boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this”

Act 2

 “Is this a dagger which I see before me, handle towards my hand?”

A bell rings “hear it not Duncan, for it is a knell, that summons thee to Heaven, or to


Rohit B


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