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Macbeth quote test

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Banquo to Macbeth (after they saw the Weird Sisters)
Good sir, why do you start and seem to fear/ Things that do sound so fair? (1, 3, 54-55)
Banquo to the Weird Sisters (after they gave Macbeth a prophesy and not him)
If you can look into the seeds of time,/ And say which grain will grow and which will not,/ Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear/ Your favors nor your hate. (1,3,61-64)
Macbeth to Ross (here he finds out that he is now Thane of Cawdor so the witches were correct)
The Thane of Cawdor lives; why do you dress me/ In borrowed robes? (1,3,114-115)
Banquo to Macbeth (he is reffering to the fact that the witches may be trying to trick him into killing Duncan)
But 'tis strange:/ And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/ The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/ Win us with honest trifles, to betray's/ In deepest consequence, (1,3,134-138)
Macbeth aside (it is not bad because it made him Thane of Cawdor, it is not good because it has made him think about killing Duncan)
This supernatural soliciting / Cannot be ill, cannot be good. (1, 3, 143-144)
Macbeth aside (he is saying that since he had to do nothing to become Thane of Cawdor, he won't to become king either, this changes when Duncan names Malcom his succesor)
If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me / Without my stir. (1, 3, 158-159)
Duncan to Malcom (Dramatic irony, he trusts Macbeth now)
There's no art/ To find the mind's construction in the face:/ He was a gentleman on whom I built/ An absolute trust. (1, 4, 13-16)
Macbeth aside (after speaking to Duncan he realizes that he must kill Duncan to become king0
The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step/ On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap,/ For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;/ Let not light see my black and deep desires. (1, 4, 55-58)
Lady Macbeth (after reading letter from Macbeth saying he's going to kill the king)
Yet do I fear thy nature; / It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way. (1, 5, 16-18)
Lady Macbeth (after reading letter, she is calling in the evil spirits so that she can make sure the deed is done without her conscience)
Come you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, / And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full / Of direst cruelty. (1, 5, 47-50)
Lady Macbeth to Macbeth (right now you look shameful, look innocent, act evil)
To beguile the time,/ Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,/ Your hand, your tongue: look like th'innocent flower,/ But be the serpent under't. (1, 5, 74-78)
Duncan to entourage (dramatic irony, because the castle is his tomb)
This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air/ Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself/ Unto our gentle senses. (1, 6, 1-3)
Lady Macbeth to Macbeth (she is saying that Macbeth can talk the talk but when the time comes he can't follow through and that he's a pussy)
Nor time nor place / Did then adhere, and yet you would make both...
I have given suck, and know/ How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me:/ I would, while it was smiling in my face,/ Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums,/ And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you/ Have done to this. (1, 7, 58-67)
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth (he is saying that he will kill Duncan)
I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat./ Away, and mock the time with fairest show:/ False face must hide what the false heart doth know. (1, 7, 91-95)
Banquo to Macbeth (talking about the prophesies, Macbeth says they will talk later, you can talk to me as long as my conscience stays clear)
So I lose none/ In seeking to augment it, but still keep/ My bosom franchised and allegiance clear,/ I shall be counseled. (2, 1, 35-40)
Lady Macbet to Macbeth (comphorting him)
The sleeping and the dead / Are but as pictures. (2, 2, 69-70)
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth
Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand... (2, 2, 78-81)
Macduff to Macbeth
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. (2, 3, 76-79)
Macduff to Old Man and Ross (he already doubts Macbeth)
Well, may you see things well done there./ Adieu, lest our old robes sit easier than our new! (2, 4, 52-53)
Banquo aside
Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all/ As the weird women promised, and I fear/ Thou play'dst most foully for't. (3,1, 1-3)
Lady Macbeth to herself (she is unhappy even though they have got what they wanted, better to be the killed than the unhappy killer)
Nought's had, all's spent,/ Where our desire is got without content:/ 'Tis safer to be that which we destroy/ Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. (3, 2, 6-9)
Macbeth to Lady Macbet (saying that Duncan is dead and cannot be made more dead)
Duncan is in his grave;/ After life's fitful fever he sleeps well./ Treason has done his worst; nor steel nor poison/ Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing/ Can touch him further. (3, 2, 25-29)
Macbether to the murderer (grown sperpent=Banquo, worm=Fleance
There the grown serpent lies; the worm that's fled/ Hath nature that in time will venom breed,/ No teeth for th' present. (3, 4, 31-33)
Macbeth to ghost (you can't say I did it, don't shake your gory head at me)
Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me. (3, 4, 61-62)
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, Ross, and lords (he is asking how they are able to keep straight faces when his is white with fear)
You make me strange/ Even to the disposition that I owe,/ When now I think you can behold such sights,/ And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks,/ And mine is blanched with fear. (3, 4, 137-141)
Lady Macbeth to dinner guests (she says this when she realized Macbeth is about to admit to killing Banquo, so she tells everyone to leave)
I pray you, speak not; he grows worse and worse;/ Question enrages him; at once, good night. (3, 4, 144-147)
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth (he is saying that killing again will be easier than stopping)
I am in blood/ Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,/ Returning were as tedious as go o'er. (3, 4, 168-170)
Macbeth to Lady Macbeth (he is saying that maybe the reason he is paranoid because he they just started killing people)
My strange and self-abuse/ Is the initiate fear that wants hard use./ We are yet but young in deed. (3, 4, 174-176)
Hecate to the witches
And that distilled by magic sleights/ Shall raise such artificial sprites/ As by the strength of their illusion/ Shall draw him on to his confusion. (3, 5, 26-29)
Lady Macduff to Ross
His flight was madness. When our actions do not,/ Our fears do make us traitors. (4, 2, 4-5)
Lady Macbeth to Gentlewoman and Doctor
Here's the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. (5, 1, 53-55)
Angus to Menteith and Caithness
Those he commands move only in command,/ Nothing in love. Now does he feel his title/ Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe/ Upon a dwarfish thief. (5, 2, 22-25)
Doctor (Lady Macbeth is mentally sick not physically)
Infected minds/ To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./ More needs she the divine than the physician. (5,1, 76-78)
Doctor to Macbeth
Were I from Dunsinane away and clear,/ Profit again should hardly draw me here. (5, 3, 75-76)
Malcom to Menteith and Siward (by doing this, one of the apparitions comes trough)
Let every soldier hew him down a bough/ And bear't before him. Thereby shall we shadow/ The numbers of our host, and make discovery/ Err in report of us. (5, 4, 6-9)
Macduff to Macbeth (he says to surrender and then they will put him on display as a freak)
Then yield thee, coward,/ And live to be the show and gaze o'th' time:/ We'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are,/ Painted upon a pole, and underwrit,/ "Here may you see the tyrant." (5, 8, 27-31)