Macbeth key quotes


GCSE English (Macbeth) Flashcards on Macbeth key quotes, created by Emily Horton on 19/03/2018.
Emily Horton
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"Fair is Foul and foul is fair" A1 S1 Witches Could be foreshadowing characters Macbeth and lady Macbeth. They seem good but turn out bad. Creates fear among the audience as they don't know who to trust.
"What are these / That look not like th' inhabitants o' th' earth" A1 S2 Banquo about witches De-humanise the witches. Creates fear in audience of that time as witches would be killed and feared.
"Hie thee hither / That I may pour my spirits into thine ear" A1 S5 Lady Macbeth She wants him to follow her evil orders. Presents her as an evil character.
"Come you spirits / that tend on my mortal thoughts, unsex me here" A1 S5 Lady Macbeth She wants to become more like a man so she can carry out the evil deed. Women at the time had no rights or control over anyone. Therefore it is unusual she can control Macbeth.
" I am afraid to think of what I have done" A2 S2 Macbeth Shows he feels guilty. His guilt leads to his downfall.
"Wake Duncan with thy knocking: I would thou couldst." A2 S2 Macbeth Shows again that he feels guilty and regrets his actions.
"Out damned spot! Out I say!... the thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now" A5 S1 Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth is beginning to go mad because she killed Duncan. Shows she starts to feel guilt.
" What's done cannot be undone" A5 S1 Lady Macbeth When she begins to go crazy. There is no going back on her actions. Shows she feels regret and guilt
" Macduff was from his mother's womb/ untimely ripped" A5 S8 Macduff Macduff was not of woman born therefore he can kill Macbeth.
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