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Macbeth Character Quotes
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"Unseam'd him from the nave to th'chaps"
Macbeth's description in exposition sequence
"Why do I yield to that suggestion whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs against the use of nature"
"Let not light see my black and deep desires"
Macbeth's response to witches prophecies
"too full o' th' milk of human kindness"
"look like th' innocent flower but be the serpent under't"
Lady Macbeth's opinion of and persuasion of Macbeth
"We will proceed no further in this business"
"I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more is none"
"When you durst do it, then you were a man"
Macbeth's reluctance and Lady M's manipulation
"I think not of them"
Macbeth's claim to forget the witches
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand"
"a dagger of the mind, a false creation"
"hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell"
Macbeth's dagger hallucination and bell
"this is a sorry sight"
"I had most need for blessing and 'Amen' stuck in my throat"
"I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more'...'Macbeth shall sleep no more'"
"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand"
Macbeth's reaction to killing Duncan
"to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus"
"both of you know Banquo was your enemy"
"We have scorch'd the snake not kill'd it"
"O, full of scorpions is my mind"
"be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck"
Preparing to kill Banquo and manipulation of Murders
"Thou canst not say I did it! Never shake thy gory locks at me!"
Seeing Banquo's ghost at banquet
"answer me to what I ask you"
"that will never be" (Birnam wood)
"his wife, his babes and all unfortunate souls"
"I'll do before this purpose cool, but no more sights"
2nd Witch visit and killing Macduffs
"Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear"
"the heart I bear shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear"
"I'll fight till from my bones my flesh be hack'd"
"Cure her of that"
Macbeth preparing at Dunsinane
"She should have died hereafter"
"out, out brief candle"
"tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing"
Reaction to Lady Macbeth's death
"I begin to doubt th' equivocation of the fiend that lies like truth"
"blow wind, come wrack; at least we'll die with harness on our back"
Reaction to Birnam wood arriving
"Why should I play the Roman fool and die on mine own sword"
("Macduff was from his mother's womb untimely ripp'd")
"Yet I will try the last"
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