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Macbeth Acts III & IV by Shakespeare. Act III I fear / Thou playdst most foully fort (III.i.2-3). -Banquo about Macbeth becoming king (Suspicious)

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1 Macbeth Acts III & IV by Shakespeare

2 Act III

3 I fear / Thou playdst most foully fort (III.i.2-3). -Banquo about Macbeth becoming king (Suspicious)

4 To be thus is nothing, /But to be safely thus(III.i.48-49). -Macbeth wanting to make sure his position as king is safe

5 And thence it is / That I to your assistance do make love, /Masking the business from the common eye (III.i ). -Macbeth to the Murderers (Theme?)

6 Come on; / Gentle my lord, sleek over your rugged looks / Be bright and jovial among guests tonight (III.ii.27-29). Come on; / Gentle my lord, sleek over your rugged looks / Be bright and jovial among guests tonight (III.ii.27-29). -Lady Macbeth Masking Theme

7 Make our faces vizards to our hearts, / Disguising what they are (III.ii.33-34). Make our faces vizards to our hearts, / Disguising what they are (III.ii.33-34).-Macbeth (about dinner) Mask theme.

8 But Banquos safe? (III.iv.24) -MacbethIrony!

9 Are you a man? (III.iv.57). -Lady Macbeth to Macbeth after he sees the ghost of Banquo

10 [How can] you behold such sights / And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks/ When mine is blanchd with fear (III.iv ). [How can] you behold such sights / And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks/ When mine is blanchd with fear (III.iv ). -Macbeth to Lady Macbeth Theme?

11 Act IV

12 Act IV, scene i: Macbeth visits Weird Sisters again.

13 Three more prophecies: Armed head: Beware Macduff… (IV.i. 71) Bloody child: …none of whom woman born should harm Macbeth (IV.i.81) Crowned child w/ a tree: Macbeth shall never banquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him (IV. i ).

14 Then, he wants to know about Banquo--- Sees eight kings, the last with a mirror, followed by Banquos ghost.

15 Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. / Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, / Yet grace must still look so (Iv. ii ).- Malcolm about Macbeth Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. / Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, / Yet grace must still look so (Iv. ii ).- Malcolm about Macbeth Biblical Allusion. Mask theme.

16 All my pretty ones? / Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? / What, all my pretty chickens, and their dam, / At one fell swoop? (IV. ii ). All my pretty ones? / Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? / What, all my pretty chickens, and their dam, / At one fell swoop? (IV. ii ). -Macduff after hearing about his family Bird imagery Bird imagery Gender theme Gender theme

17 Act IV, scene ii- Lady Macduff and family murdered. Act IV, scene ii- Lady Macduff and family murdered. Son speaks to mother about his philosophy of virtue: Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang them up (IV.ii ). Son speaks to mother about his philosophy of virtue: Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang them up (IV.ii ).

18 Act IV, scene iii Macduff and Malcolm unite forces in war against Macbeth: Old Siward w/ ten thousand men / Already at a point, was setting forth. / Now well together; and the chance of goodness. / Be like our warranted quarrel! (IV.iii ).-Malcolm

19 Dispute it like a man (IV.iii.221) -Malcolm to Macduff after the news of his family Which theme?

20 I shall do so; But I must feel it as a man (IV.ii ). I shall do so; But I must feel it as a man (IV.ii ). -Macduffs reply to Malcolm Which theme?

21 O, I could play the woman with mine eyes (IV.ii.232). O, I could play the woman with mine eyes (IV.ii.232).-Macduff Gender Roles.


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