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Flashcards in Kingship and Country Deck (5):

Act 2, Scene 3

Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope/The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence/The life o’ the building!


Act 2, Scene 4

Ross: Duncan’s horses- Turn’d wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out/Contending ‘gainst obedience.
Old Man: ‘Tis said they are each other


Act 4, Scene 3

Boundless intemperance/in nature is a tyranny - Macduff

I think our country sinks beneath the yoke/it weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash/Is added to her wounds - Malcolm


Act 5, Scene 8

this bloody butcher


Other techniques :

Macbeth is rarely described as ‘king’

Contrasting lexical sets: Duncan was ‘gracious’, Edward has a ‘healing benediction’ and used ‘holy prayers’, he’s surrounded by ‘blessings’ that ‘speak him full of grace’
Whereas Macbeth is described as a ‘tyrant’, ‘devilish’ and ‘wicked’