"Lesser than Macbeth and Greater. Not so happy but happier. Tho shalt get kings, though thou be none" (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 65-67)
"All hail Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter" ( Act 1, Scene 2, Line 30)
Tone and Figurative Language
This letter shows I shall be Queen
The theme is murder and to have absolute power.
"What not put upon His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt Of our great Quell?" (Act 1, Scene 7, Line 70-7)
"We shall, my lord, Preform what you command us"(Act 3 Scene 1, Line 126-127).
Macbeth and Banquo begin to think about what they have been told. Macbeth worries he may be killed so he lets his wife know what he has been told, which leads to many other things.
"Your spirits shine through you....The moment on't , for't must be done tonight..."(Act 3, Scene 1, Line 127-130).
After reading Macbeth's letter, she become hopeful of having power. The goes off onto a rant, using words of danger. She asks to be striped of her feminine qualities. Also to be filled with cruelty so that she can do what needs to be done. From what her husband told her, she believes that she needs to get rid of those who are in her way so that what the witches said can become true.
"Seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line"( Act 5, Scene 1, Line 151-152)
"Come, you spirits that tend on moral thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood....( Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 37-40).
This is where they are planing to kill Duncan. Quell means murder, she is explaining that they will blame the murder on his "officers". When we hear the word spongy we think of something soft and squishy, she is using it an alternative word for drunk.