Macbeth Themes

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Macbeth Themes
1 Paradox
1.1 "Fair is foul, and foul is fair!" - Witches 1.1.11
1.1.1 "So foul and fair a day I have not seen." - Macbeth 1.3.38
1.2 "Nothing is but what is not" - Macbeth 1.3.142
1.3 "Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires!" - Macbeth 1.4.50
1.3.1 The eye wink at the hand! - Yet let that be, which th eye fears, when it is done, to see." - Macbeth 1.4.52
1.4 "Lesser than Macbeth, and greater." "Not so happy, yet much happier." "Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none" - Witches 1.3.66
1.5 "What though wouldst highly, that wouldst though holily - wouldst not play false, and yet wouldst wrongly win" Lady Macbeth 1.5.19
1.6 "Nought's had, all's spent.... 'Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy." - Lady Macbeth 3.2.4
1.7 "Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry 'Hold Hold'" Lady Macbeth 1.5.52
1.8 "Make our faces vizards to our hearts" - Macbeth 3.2.34
1.9 "Come, seeling night, scarf up the tender eye of the pitiful day" - Macbeth 3.2.46
2 Clothes
2.1 "New honours come upon him like our strange garments - cleave not to their mould but with the aid of use" - Banquo 1.3.145
2.2 "Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?" - Macbeth 1.3.108
2.3 "I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their newest gloss" - Macbeth 1.7.32
3 Deception
3.1 "There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face" - Duncan 1.4.12
3.2 "Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires!" - Macbeth 1.4.50
3.3 "This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses" - Duncan 1.6.1
3.4 "Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't" - Lady Mcbeth 1.5.64
3.5 "Where we are there's daggers in men's smiles" - Donalbain 2.3.136
3.6 "And be these juggling fiends no more believed that palter with us in adouble sense -" - Macbeth 5.8.19
4 Sleep
4.1 "(we) sleep in the affliction of these terrible dreams that shake us nightly." - Macbeth 3.2.17
4.1.1 "Better be with the dead... than on the torture of the mind to lie in restless ecstasy" "Duncan is in his grave. After life's fitful fever he sleeps well"
4.2 "'Sleep no more!- Macbeth does murder sleep!' - the innocent sleep - sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care, the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, balm of hurt minds..." - Macbeth 2.2.32
5 Sickness
5.1 "Things without all remedy should be without regard" - Lady Macbeth 3.2.12
5.2 "If though couldst, doctor, cast the water of my land, find her disease, and purge it to a sound and pristine health" - Macbeth 5.3.50
5.3 "You do unbend your noble strength , to think so brainsickly of things." - Lady Macbeth 2.2.42
5.4 "These deeds must not be thought after these ways: so, it will make us mad." - Lady Macbeth 2.2.30
5.5 "The earth was feverous, and did shake." - Lennox 2.3.57
5.6 "who wear our health but sickly in (Banquo's) life, which in his death were perfect" - Macbeth 3.1.106
5.7 "O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife" - Macbeth 3.2.36
5.8 "Canst though not minister to a mind diseased? Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow..."" - Macbeth 5.3.40
6 Kingship
6.1 "If though couldst, doctor cast the water of my land, find her disease, and purge it to a sound and pristine health" - Macbeth 5.3.50
6.2 "(Duncan's) virtues will plead like angels" - Macbeth 1.7.18
6.3 "(Duncan) was a most sainted king" - Macduff 4.3.109
6.4 "The king becoming graces - as justice, verity, temp'rance, stableness, bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, devotion, patience, courage, fortitude-" - Malcolm 4.3.92
7 Guilt
7.1 "Good sir, why do you start" - Banquo 1.3.50
7.2 "This is a sorry sight" - Macbeth 2.2.20
7.3 "He's here in double trust" - Macbeth 1.7.12
7.4 " Of all men else I have avoided thee" - Macbeth 5.6.43
7.5 "My soul is too much charged with the blood of thine already" - Macbeth 5.6.44
7.6 he cannot "wash this blood clean from (his) hand" - Macbeth 2.2.60
7.7 "A little water clears us of this deed" -Lady Macbeth 2.2.67
7.8 "Who would of thought the old man to have so much blood in him" - Lady Macbeth 5.1.38
7.9 Even death cannot bring "sweat relief" for he cannot "jump the life to come" - 1.7.7 Macbeth
8 Manhood
8.1 "Thy undaunted metal should compose nothing but males" - Macbeth 1.7.74
8.2 "I dare do all that may become a man - who dares do more is none." - Macbeth 1.7.46
8.3 "To be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man." - Lady Macbeth 1.7.50
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