Macbeth Quotes

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Macbeth Quotes
Act I
1. Scene 5 (Line 76) The speaker is Lady Macbeth and she is instructing her husband to put on a façade of kindness upon Duncan arrival but to be stealthy when committing the murder. This is an example of imagery because she uses a metaphor by telling her husband to become a flower and snake. The quote also develops Lady Macbeth manipulative character. 2. Scene 3 (Line 39) This quote is said by Macbeth after his victorious battle and right before he encounters the witches. The day’s description is a paradox because it is said to be fair, because it’s a day of triumph, and foul due to the tumultuous weather. The quote relates to the theme that what might seem to be good could actually be harmful. 3. Scene 3 (Line 135) Banquo is warning Macbeth after having met with the witches for the first time. He says that the forces of evil would often only tell half the truth just to lead mortals to harm. This foreshadows that self-destruction and betrayal will come to those who trust these instruments of darkness. 4. Scene 5 (Line 47) Lady Macbeth says these lines as she prepares for the arrival of Duncan when she becomes in league with the elements of darkness and the supernatural. Verbal irony is used in this quote since she tells the spirits to turn her into a man however she wishes to be rid of her womanly nature and become cold and cruel enough to commit murder. 5. Scene 6 (Line 1) Duncan uses these words to describe Macbeth’s castle. This quote is an example of dramatic irony since the reader is aware of his upcoming assassination that Duncan is oblivious to. The reader also feels pathos towards Duncan because he is pure and naïve and does not deserve the fate in stored for him. Act II

1. Scene 1 (Line 75) In this soliloquy Macbeth says that that the murder as good as done and that the ringing of the bell is his cue to commence Duncan’s assassination. This quote has a suspenseful since the reader is anxious to see if after...
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