"My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smothered in surmise, and nothing is but what is not." (A1,S4)
"who dares deceive it other, as we shall make our griefs and clamor roar upon his death?"(A1,S7)
"I am settled and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat, Away and mock the time with fairest show......."(A1,S7)
this is where the theme absolute power corrupts absolutely emerges, Macbeth contemplates his options and what could happen he goes from fighting for his king to wanting to take over him
Macbeth's corruption goes even further when he talks with his wife of her plan to kill the king and take the throne from him.
Macbeth goes from thoughts of death, and killing someone to the actual murder of the king. There is no point in redemption now. Absolute power has been given to Macbeth making the theme more visible now.
"The Prince of Cumberland; which honor must Not unaccompanied invest him only, But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine On all deserves. From hence to Inverses, And bind us further to you." (A1,S4)
“Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deepest desires......(A1, S4).
Macbeth tells himself this after hearing the king announce his heir to the throne. The word black is used, we can assume not lightly, as black is used for something dark or evil. When you think of the word black you associate it with scary and dark.