MacBeth Act II


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Merciful powers,
Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature
Gives way to in repose.
Banquo to Fleance; Line 9-11
Literary Device- Apostrophe
He is calling for merciful powers to take the horrible thoughts of his mind.
A friend.
MacBeth to Banquo; Line 14
Literary Device- Dramatic Irony
There's husbandry in heaven; their
candles are all out.
Banquo to Fleance; Line 6
It is very dark out this evening. 'Husbandry' meant cheapness. There is cheapness in heaven, they're being stingy with their candles or stars. It's dark; something bad is going to happen.
Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand?
Macbeth soliloquy; Line 44-45
He sees a hallucination of dagger. It is a way of showing mental turmoil over the act of murder. It starts with no blood, by the end it has blood on it. He starts off timid but grows bold in the end, comparing himself to Tarquin. He eventually kills Duncan.
With Tarquin's ravishing {strides,} towards his design
Moves like a ghost. Thou and firm-set earth,
MacBeth soliloquy; Line 67-68
Literary Device: Allusion and Similie
That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold.
Lady Macbeth to Herself; Scene 2; Line 1
Which ever alcoholic drink she gave the guards to make them pass out has made her bold.
I had most need of blessing, and "Amen"
Stuck in my throat.
MacBeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2: Line 43
He needs saving
Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care,
MacBeth to Lady MacBeth; Scene 2; Line 49
Literary Device; Personification
Sleep that knits up the tangled threads of care
The death of each day's life, sore labor's bath,
MacBeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2; Line 50
Literary Device; Metaphor
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast
MacBeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2; Line 52
Literary Devices; Metaphors
Second Course: Main course
If he do bleed, I'll gild the faces of the grooms withal,
For it must seem their guilt.
Lady Macbeth to Macbeth: Scene 2; Line 71
She's going to smear blood to frame them
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood
Macbeth to Lady MacBeth; Scene 2; Line 78
Literary Device; Allusion
No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth; Scene 2: Line 81
Literary Device; Personification
Be not lost
So poorly in your thoughts.
Lady MacBeth to Macbeth; Scene 2; Line 91
Stop being distracted
To know my deed 'twere best not knowing myself
MacBeth to LadyMacBeth; Scene 2; Line 92
Labels himself as a murders. He doesn't know himself
Was it so late, friend, ere you went to bed
That you do lie so late?
MACDUFF to Porter; Scene 3; Line 22
MacBeth's Foil...
The obscure bird
Clamored the livelong night. Some say the earth
Was feverous and did shake.
Lennox to Macbeth; Scene 3; Line 67
He's saying there was an upset in nature and he's comparing the bird to the owl.
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
The Lord's anointed temple and stole thence
The life o' th' building.
MACDUFF to Macbeth to Lennox; Acene 3; Line 76-79
Literary Device: Personification
He's actually talking about Duncan
Shake off this downy sleep, death's counterfeit,
And look on death itself.
MACDUFF to himself; Scene 3; Line 88
O gentle lady,
'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak.
The repetition in a woman's ear
Would murder as it fell.
MacDuff to Lady Macbeth; Scene 3; Line96-99
Literary Device: Irony
She's a wicked lady
Had I but died an hour before this chance,
I had lived a blessed time
Macbeth to Lennox and Ross; Sce 3; Line107
This has a double meaning. If he died before Duncan died we would of lived a blessed life
His silver skin laced with his golden blood,
And his gashed stabs looked like a breach in nature
For ruin's wasteful entrance; there the murders
MacBeth to MacDuff; Scene 3; Line 131-133
Out of Order.
To show an unfelt sorrow is an office
Which the false man does easy.
Malcolm to Donalbain; Scene 3; Line 161-162
If someone is to dramatic they are guilty.
Where we are,
There's daggers in men's smiles. The near in blood, The nearer bloody.
Donalbain to Malcolm; Scene 3; Line 164-165
"A man's foes shall be they of his own household." The are in danger
And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp.
Ross to Old Man; Scene 4; Line 9
The dark covers the the sun. An old man and Ross exchange accounts of recent unnatural happenings.