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Macbeth Quotes good vs evil
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We've scorched the snake, not killed it.
(Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) They cannot stop their violence because the need for power will never end.
Thou canst not say that I did it; never shake thy gory locks at me.
(Macbeth to Ghost of Banquo) Macbeth claims that his use of the murderers makes him not guilty. He tells the ghost to leave. PAH
You lack the season of all natures, sleep.
(Lady Macbeth to Macbeth) Because of your use of violence you are not able to sleep. WH
Has he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done it.
(Lady Macbeth to Macbeth) This is why Lady Macbeth couldn't kill Duncan herself. First time we see her "soft side."
Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more.
(Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Macbeth won't be able to sleep anymore because of what he has done. WH
I'll go no more; I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again I dare not.
(Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Lady Macbeth asked Macbeth to go wipe blood onto the grooms. He can't bring himself to terms to what he just did. PAH
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand.
(Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Macbeth feels like nothing in the world could ever rid him of the guilt of killing Duncan. WH
Wake Duncan with thy knocking; I would though couldst.
(Macbeth to knocking at the door) Macbeth expresses guilt for this action and regrets killing Duncan.
From this instant there's nothing serious in morality.
(Macbeth to Lennox, Donalbain, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Ross, and Banquo) No longer wants to live because Duncan is dead. WH
My hands are of your colour; but I shame to wear a heart so white.
(Lady Macbeth to Macbeth) Lady Macbeth says that she has finished the plan but is not ashamed or afraid like her husband.
(Macbeth to stars) Macbeth, despite Duncan's kindness, wants to murder his way to the throne.
Stars, hide your fires: Let not lights see my black and deep desires. WH/PAH
(Lady Macbeth soliloquy) She thinks Macbeth is too kind to be king. He doesn't have the killer instinct to get to the top.
Yet I do fear thy nature; It is too full of the milk of human kindness. WH?
(Lady Macbeth soliloquy) Asks the spirits to dehumanize or dewomanize her. She wants to be free of any sympathy or weakness.
Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.
(Lady Macbeth to Macbeth) Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth how he should make sure his face should not be readable when he goes through with the murder. PAH
Your face...is as a book where men may read strange matters.
(Macbeth to Lady Macbeth) Macbeth admits his heart has failed and now he will go because of the guilt that will follow.
False face must hide what false heart doth know.
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