Flashcards in Characters Quotes Deck (5)
“Fair is foul and foul is fair.”
“Is this a dagger I see before me?”
“Macbeth does murder sleep!”
“Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.” = He will not become king himself, but his descendants will.
“And often time to win us to our harms the instruments of darkness tell us truths” = The witches are using him to create chaos.
“Out damned spot! Out, I say!” = this reflects her mental disorientation.
“Unsex me here!” = she doesn’t want to be a woman, she wants to lose her femininity. She wants to assist in the murder of king Duncan.
“Dashed the brains out.” = She would rather kill a child than break a promise to Macbeth.
“Too full o’ the milk of human-kindness” = the use of metaphor suggests that despite Macbeth’s bravery he also has a strong sense of compassion.