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When Banquo first see's the witches he says "what are these so withered and so wild in their attire / That look not like th' inhabitants o' th' earth and yet are on 't"(1.3 40-42).
Banquo is referring to the witches looks and how unnatural they are, he says that they do not look like they should be on this planet.
Nature and the Unnatural
In II, ii, 61-64 Macbeth says “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.”
Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth in II, ii, to wash his hands of the blood and he will be ok.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are cautious as they commit their first murder, killing king Duncan in the darkness.
Then Macbeth commits his second murder, killing Banquo. Then Macbeth commits his final murder, killing Macduff's family.
"I go, and it is done. The bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell/That summons thee to heaven or to hell." (2,1,62-64)
Bell represents a church bell
Summons Duncan based on the life he has lived, to heaven or to hell
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Motifs in Macbeth
"One cried, 'God bless us!' and 'Amen' the other,/As they had seen me with these hangman's hands./List'ning their fear I could not say 'Amen'/When they did say 'God bless us!'" (2,2,29-32)
Macbeth thought that he was observed killing Duncan
Guilt inside of Macbeth is already starting to make him feel panicked
"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!" (2,3,62-65)
King Duncan is compared to God
Reveals the chaos that will occur now that the king is dead as it would if God's temple was broken into and destroyed
"Come, thick night, and pall the in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes, nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry "Hold, hold!" (1,5,50)
Lady Macbeth refers to heaven and hell in this speech before Duncan's death.
Lady Macbeth wanted the smoke of hell to cover up the the horribleness of the murder so that her conscience could not tell her to do otherwise
"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood/Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather/The multitudinous seas incarnadine,/Making the green one red." (2,2,57-60)
Referred back to many times during the play
Guilt causes them to try and wash their hands
Foreshadows what will happen later on in the play as they both realize that no amount of water can make the crime disappear
"My hands are of your colour, but I shame/To wear a heart so white." (2,2,61-62)
Lady Macbeth was completely in control at this point
She continues to feel that this murder would have no lasting impact on her
Later we observe her confidence decreasing, as Macbeth's confidence increases
At the end of the play we are able to see the change in Lady Macbeth as a result of the murder
" Out, damned spot! Out, I say! - One, two. Why, then, 'tis time to do 't. Hell is murky! - Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? - Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him." (5,1,30-34)
Talks about her inner most thoughts revealing her conscience
Initially she believed that even the smallest amount of water would wash the blood from their hands
Lady Macbeth also refers to act 1 scene 5 when she asks for the smoke of hell to cover the world so that she can not see the amount of blood the dagger creates
Important to the development of the play because both of these references later cause her to drive herself mad
The night Macbeth kills king Duncan
Banquo says to his son , "A heavy summons lies...Gives way to in repose!"
Banquo is hinting that it might be the witches recking his sleep
Macbeth is hallucinating
He's sees a bloody dagger in the air
then he tells himself that it is the time of night for such a hallucination
By stating, "Now o'er the one half-world / Nature seems dead, and wicked
dreams abuse / The curtain'd sleep" (2.1.49-51).
King Duncan performs two of the basic duties of a king
Punishing the bad and rewarding the good
Duncan states, "No more that thane of Cawdor...former title greet
Witches hail Macbeth as"Thane of Glamis" and "Thane of Cawdor"
"and king hereafter!" (1.3.50)
. This news throws him into a reverie, in which he says to himself
"Two truths are told, / As happy prologues to the swelling act / Of the
imperial theme" (1.3.127-129).
Macbeth's metaphor is dramatic
He seems to be imagining himself as making a grand entrance as king,
or maybe as an emperor, a king of kings.
"Your highness' part...Is to receive our duties; and our duties...Are to your throne and state children and servants" (1.4.23-25).
- This quote is found when King Duncan thanks Macbeth for his heroic service in battle.
"pity, like a naked new-born babe...Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubins, horsed....Upon the sightless couriers of the air...Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye...That tears shall drown the wind" (1.7.21-25).
Babies and Children Imagery
Fair and Foul
"I am settled and bend up / Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. / Away, and mock the time with the fairest show, / False face doth hide what the false heart doth know" (i.7.79-82).
"I wish your horses swift and sure of foot, / And so i do commend you to their backs (iii.1.39-40).
"Now does he feel his title / Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe / Upon a dwarfish thief" (V.2.20-22)
"Was the hope drunk / Wherein you dressed yourself" (i.7.36-37).
"Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown / And put a barren scepter in my grip" (iii.1.63-64).
" I have begun to plant thee, and will labor / To make thee full of growing"(1.4. 29-30).
Duncan is speaking to Banquo and say's that he has planted seeds of great career for Banquo and will make sure they grow.
Here Duncan is comparing plans he has made for banquo, to seeds that will grow and flurish.
"Yes...As sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion" (1.2.34-35).
- This quote is found when the sergeant tells Duncan that the Norwegian king attacked the Scots. The sergant replies with this quote
"Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot faint with fear"(5.3 2-3).
Macbeth says that as long as Birnam Woods gets up and moves to Dunsinane he will not fear.
This is an example of Nature imagery because he is talking about a forest.
One of the apparitions presented Macbeth with a prophecy stating that Macbeth has to fear until Birnam woods moves toward his castle, which at the time Macbeth thought would never happen.
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"Or be alive again, / And dare me to the desert with thy sword; / If trembling I inhabit then, protest me / The baby of a girl" (3.4.102-105).
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"Wisdom! to leave his wife, to leave his babes..."(4.2.6). After Ross leaves, Lady Macbeth trie to lighten the situation by pretending to believe that things are worse than they really are. She says to her son "Sirrah, your fathers dead.. and what will you do now? How will you live? (4.2. 30-31). He replies "as the birds do, mother" (4.2.32).
Lennox tells Macbeth about the rough night. Chimneys were blown down, lamentings and screams were heard in the air, and "the obscure bird...Clamour'd the livelong night" (2.3.60-61). The owl is the "obscure bird," because it flies in the night and can't be seen.
"The raven himself is hoarse...That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan...Under my battlements" (1.5.38-40).
-This quote was from a messenger
After Macbeth kills Duncan, Ross and an old man are conversing about how strange the night has been.
The old man says " Tis unnatural,/ Even like the deed that's done"(2.4. 13-14).
He refers to all the unnatural things that are going on including the dark stormy night, Duncan's horses eating each other and an Owl kills a Falcon, when usually they kill mice.