Macbeth Soliloquy - Macbeth Soliloquy 1 Act 1 Scene 5: The...

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Act 1 Scene 5: The raven himself is hoarse (Spoken by Lady Macbeth) The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! Come to my woman's breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry 'Hold, hold!' Macbeth soliloquy translation: 'Even the raven - the bird of death - that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements is hoarse,' she said aloud. She closed her eyes and raised her arms to the sky. 'Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts. Take all my femininity away and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, stop me from feeling pity so that no natural feelings can get in the way.' She put her hands on her breasts. 'Come to my woman's breasts, you spirits of evil, and suck gall from me where there should be milk. Come thick night and shroud me in the dunnest smoke of hell, so that my sharp knife won't see the wound it makes, nor that the light of heaven peep through the blanket of the dark to cry, 'stop! stop!' Macbeth Soliloquy 2 Act 1 Scene7: If it were done when 'tis done (Spoken by Macbeth) If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly: if the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'ld jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor: this even-handed justice
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