1.1 EX #1) in act 3 , Lady Macbeth talks about how they
have finally gotten rid of Duncan and placed Macbeth
on the throne, but for some reason this did not bring
her the happiness that she thought she would receive
& that she now has to live with the memory of having
killed Duncan who was there relative & friend.
1.1.1 (3.2.6-9) " Nought's had,
all's spent, where our
desire is got without
content. 'Tis safer to be
that which we destroy
than by destruction
dwell in doubtful joy."
1.2 EX #2: When the doctor & gentlewoman
observe Lady Macbeth in her strange sleep
wandering state, where she starts to constantly
rub her hands together as if she is trying to
wash them. Here she complains about the blood
on her hand that refuses to go away, which is
reminding her of the wrongful murder that she
planned and her husband committed.
1.2.1 (5.1.30-34) " Out, damned spot! Out, I say! One -two-why then 'tis time to do it. Hell is murky.
Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, & 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?"
1.3 EX #3: When the doctor explains to the gentlewoman
whats the reason behind Lady Macbeth's strange
condition based off of her behavior during her sleep
1.3.1 (5.1.63-65) " Foul whisperings are abroad. Unnatural
deeds do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds
to their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets."
1.4 EX #4: When she she is still sleep walking & talking, lady Macbeth tries to
convince Macbeth that there's nothing to worry about since Banquo is dead.
Macbeth is actually not even present during this conversation. (she's
probably filled with so much remorse that shes trying to place the blame on
something/one else so she dose not think about how she is actually the one
that is being affected and needs comforting)
1.4.1 (5.1.54-56) " Wash your hands, put on your nightgown, look not so pale.
I tell you yet again, Banquo's buried. He cannot come out his grave."
2.1 EX #1: After reading Macbeth's letter and before Macbeth
enters the scene, she talks about how she wants Duncan
dead and that she wants to get rid of he feminine
sensitivities in order to do so & act more like a man.
2.1.1 (1.5.43-46) " Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me
here & fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty!"
2.2 EX #2: When she dose Macbeth's job of planting the
bloody daggers on the guards, since Macbeth is to
afraid to go back & do it himself.
2.2.1 (2.2.63-68) " Infirm purpose! Give me the daggers. The
sleeping & the dead are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of
childhood that fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I'll gild
the faces of grooms withal, for it must seem their guilt."
2.3 EX #3: When she has read the letter and says how
shes worried about Macbeth's manhood since he's
simply too kind. This goes to show that she's more
of the man in their relationship since she has the
ambition for him too become king but he doesn't
have much or any ambition at all. (In her eyes)
2.3.1 (1.5.13-18) " Glamis thou art, & Cawdor, & shalt be
what thou art promised. Yet I do fear thy nature. It is
too full of the milk of human kindness to catch the
nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without
ambition, but without the illness should attend it."
2.4 Ex: 4: When she is telling Macbeth to act more like a man, when he
seemed to be backing away from their plan to murder Duncan. She
gose on about how when she says she's going to do something, she
will do it no matter how brutal it may be since she wouldn't go back
on her word. (She tells us this through an example involving a
2.4.1 (1.7.59-64) "I have given suck & know how
tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me.
I would, while it was smiling in my face,
have plucked my nipple from his
boneless gums & dashed the brains out
had I so sworn as you have done to this."
3.1 EX #1: When she explains
her plan on how to get
away with killing Duncan
to her husband
3.1.1 (1.7.68-79) " When Duncan is asleep his 2 chamberlains will I with wine &
wassail so convince that memory, the wander of the brain shall be a fume & the
receipt of reason limbeck only. when in swinish sleep their drenched natures
lie as in death, what cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan?
What not put upon his spongy officers, who shall bear guilt of our great quell?"
3.2 EX #2: After Duncan is murdered , Lady
Macbeth & Macbeth wash there hands of
evidence that they where involved. They then
hear an unexpected knock at their castle door.
Lady Macbeth quickly tells Macbeth what to do
so that the unexpected guests won't suspect
them of anything.
3.2.1 (2.2.84-86) " Get on your nightgown, lest
occasion call us & show us to be watchers.
Be not lost so poorly in your thoughts."
3.3 EX #3: When Duncan believes that
she is a good and honorable hostess
in act 1 , but we all know that she is just
actually acting the part and wants to
see him dead.
3.3.1 (1.6.12-16) "See, see our
honoured hostess! The love
that follows us sometime is
our trouble, which still we
thank as love. Herein I teach
you how you shall bid god
yield us for your pains, &
thank us for your trouble."
3.4 EX #4: How quickly she managed
to cover for her husband when he
began to act strangely during that
feast due to hallucinating having
seen Banquo's ghost.
3.4.1 (3.4.64-69) " Sit, worthy
friends. My lord is often thus,
& hath been since his youth.
Pray you, keep seat. The fit is
momentary. Upon a thought
he will again be well. If much
you note him, you shall offend
him & extend his passion.
Feed & regard him not..."
(3.4.115-117) " Think of this,
good peers, but as a thing of
custom. 'Tis no other. Only it
spoils the pleasure of time."
4.1 EX #1: When they first plot the assassination of the king when Macbeth has
gotten to his castle after his letter was already given to & read by lady
Macbeth. She tells Macbeth to leave the rest of the plan to her.
4.1.1 (1.5.79-81) " Only
look up clear. To
alter favour ever is
to fear. Leave all
the rest to me."
4.2 EX # 2: When Macbeth questions lady Macbeth about what
would happen if their plan failed & she tells him that that's not
possible and that he should have more courage.
4.2.1 (1.7.66-68) " We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking-place & we'll not fail."
4.3 EX #3: When she is waiting for her husband in the courtyard
(while he's off to murder Duncan) & talks about how with the
guards being drunk & asleep, she feels more bold.
4.3.1 (2.2.1-3) " That which hath made them drunk hath made
me bold; what hath quenched them hath given me fire."
4.4 EX #4: When she returns from placing the daggers on the
guards, and tells Macbeth that they don't have anything to
worry about since they can just wash the
(blood) evidence off of their hands.
4.4.1 (2.2.80-81) " A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it then!
5.1 EX #1: When she tells Macbeth that his face is like a book
& that he should do a better job of acting innocent on the
outside while hiding his true intentions underneath.
5.1.1 (1.5.69-73) " Your face my thane, is as a book where men may
read strange matters. To beguile the time, look like the
time: bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue.
Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it."
5.2 EX #2: when she orders the shaken Macbeth to
just go get some water to wash his hands of the
blood that came from Duncan.
5.2.1 (2.2.55-56) " Go, get some water & wash
this filthy witness from your hand."
5.3 EX #3: when she notices that Macbeth still has the
bloody daggers with him. She orders him to go back
and place them with the guards eventhough he is
clearly still shaken up with dread of his sinful act.
5.3.1 (2.2.57-59) " Why did you bring these daggers
from the place? They must lie there. Go carry
them, & smear the sleepy grooms with blood."
5.4 EX: when she is hallucinating & repeats her memories of
the past when she was telling her husband to hurry up & get
to bed so that they won't be suspected. (after Duncan is dead
& the knocking on their door happens)
5.4.1 (5.1.58-60) "To bed, to bed. There's knocking at the
gate. Come, come, come, come, give me your hand.
What's done cannot be undone. To bed, to bed, to bed."