Finally, and most damningly, she tells him that her own lack of pity would extend to murdering her own child as it suckled at her breast.
This doom-laden vision, whose imagery for example, "trumpet-tongued" reflects that of the biblical Day of Judgment, gives way in turn to a nagging self-doubt.
They have made themselves, and that their fitness now Does unmake you. She implies that Macbeth has dressed himself in hope, thus comparing it to clothing.
Why should he not also have his future predicted? And by becoming more than what you are, you will be so much more of a man! Lady Macbeth is the action, and Macbeth is the conscience.
However, any such fears are dismissed by his wife in the same practical tone that she used in Act I. The words "receipt," "fume," and "limbeck" specifically refer to this process, whose purpose was to turn base metal such as lead into gold.
I have nursed a child, so I know how it feels to love the baby who drinks my milk. Nevertheless, however much he reasons, Macbeth cannot reconcile the fact of the truth of the first prophecy with his intense and unnatural fear, or what he calls his "horrible imaginings.
Lady Macbeth Then what kind of animal were you when told me about this plan? Performance And wakes it now to look so green and pale At what it did so freely? Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire?
Her questions drive further the wedge between daring and doing, between courage and action, between desire and fulfillment. And wakes it now, to look so green and pale At what it did so freely? He hath honored me of late, and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, Not cast aside so soon.
The next paragraph commences with a shift in tone — no less pragmatic but even more ruthlessly efficient — as Lady Macbeth switches her attention to the details of the murder itself. To these, she adds a distinction between masculinity and femininity:Brave Macbeth, laughing at Luck, chopped his way through to Macdonwald, who didn’t even have time to say good-bye or shake hands before Macbeth split him open from his navel to his jawbone and stuck his head on our castle walls.
Act 1, Scene 2, Page 2. 1 2 3. More Help. Character List CHARACTERS ; Macbeth: Character Analysis CHARACTERS. Actually understand Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7. Read every line of Shakespeare’s original text alongside a modern English translation.
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A desert place. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches First Witch When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
SCENE VII. Macbeth's castle. Hautboys and torches. Enter a Sewer, and divers Servants with dishes and service, and pass over the stage. Then enter MACBETH.
See in text (Act V - Scene VII) Bear-baiting was an Elizabethan "sport" or pastime in which a bear was tied to a stake and harassed by dogs. Macbeth uses this metaphor to describe his own condition: he finds it impossible to escape from the superior number of enemies and compares himself to the baited bear.
In paraphrase, Macbeth wonders whether the act of murder itself must, by necessity, carry consequences in "the life to come" or whether judgment will await him in this life. Feb 15, · Macbeth Notes: Act 1 Scene VII Point 1: Foreshadowing and Diction in Macbeth’s Soliloquy. Macbeth debates with his conscience: he recognizes that the murder is not a thing existing alone and complete in itself, but that it will have consequences.Download