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Act 2 Quotes - and guilt to be off his hands and conscience...

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Joshua Taylor St. Thomas More English-E September 24, 2010 Act II Quotes 1. Scene II: “But wherefore could I not pronounce “Amen”? / I had need of most blessing, and  “Amen” / Stuck in my throat.” Explanation: Macbeth is saying this to Lady Macbeth after he kills King Duncan. He says that  one of the guards said “God Bless” and the other “Amen”. Lady Macbeth tells him not to  consider it so deeply but he says that he could even say “Amen” back because it was stuck in  his throat. 2. Scene II: “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash the blood / Clean from my hand? No, this my  hand will rather / The multitudinous seas incarnadine, / Making the green one red.” Explanation: Macbeth says this to himself after he kills King Duncan, while Lady Macbeth takes  the dagger to smear the blood on the guards. He is saying this because he wants the murder 
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Unformatted text preview: and guilt to be off his hands and conscience and he starts to regret it. 3. Scene III: Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope / The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence / The life o’ th’ building.” Explanation: Macduff says this to Macbeth and Lennox after finding the King dead in his chamber. Macduff goes in there to wake up the king, but instead finds him dead. He says that they have killed God’s anointed king in the very castle. 4. Scene III: “The spring, the head, the fountain of your blood / Is stopped; the very source of it is stopped.” Explanation: Macbeth tells this to Donalbain, one of Duncan’s sons, after they find the king dead. Macbeth tells him that the source of his blood, which is King Duncan, has been murdered....
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