"I see thee yet, in form as palpable As this which now I draw. Thou marshall’st me the way that I was going, And such an instrument I was to use. Mine eyes are made the fools o' th' other senses, Or else worth all the rest. I see thee still, And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood, Which was not so before. There’s no such thing. It is the bloody business which inform"
"I’m going now. The murder is as good as done. The bell is telling me to do it. Don’t listen to the bell, Duncan, because it summons you either to heaven or to hell."
"Oh no, I’m afraid the servants woke up, and the murder didn’t happen. For us to attempt murder and not succeed would ruin us. (She hears a noise.) Listen to that! I put the servants' daggers where Macbeth would find them. He couldn’t have missed them. If Duncan hadn’t reminded me of my father when I saw him sleeping, I would have killed him myself."
"I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on ’t again I dare not"
" Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt."
After a lot of convincing, Lady Macbeth was able to change Macbeth's perspective. As he wanders through hallways of his home, he imagines a dagger, and this shows that he is feeling guilty and that he is not completely sure of what he is about to do. After all, he still knows what he is doing is wrong. His wife was able to get in his head, and that is one of his reoccurring weaknesses.
" Whence is that knocking? How is ’t with me when every noise appals me? What hands are here? Ha! They pluck out mine eyes."
"My hands are of your color, but I shame To wear a heart so white."
Lady Macbeth's ruthlessness comes out in this scene, as she wastes no time worrying if her husband committed the crime. She is the real mastermind behind this tragedy and wants to do anything in her power to make sure she gets what she wants. She believes to be more of a man than her husband, and tells herself she should have been the one to kill Duncan, as she knows Macbeth is not strong enough.
"Woe, alas! What, in our house?"
Macbeth is terrified of what he just did. He is so afraid that he can't even bring himself to clean up the blade. His character is getting more and more guilty, as he keeps realizing that what he did is horrible. On the other hand, his wife is so determined to execute her plan perfectly, and she is still angry at him, as he is not showing masculinity and he is letting his emotions get the best of him. She knows they now need to cover up their tracks, and blame it on the servants.
"What will you do? Let’s not consort with them.To show an unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy. I’ll to England."
" To Ireland, I. Our separated fortune Shall keep us both the safer. Where we are,There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood,The nearer bloody."
Once again, he sees blood on his hands and is very worried about it, but she shrugs it off and points out how he is too weak to be doing this. The contrast between these two characters is very strong now, but Macbeth has developed into following his heart and emotions, while Lady Macbeth remains cold and determined.
In one of the final scenes of Act 2, Lady Macbeth and her husband pretend to be shocked. Lady Macbeth has now executed her plan fully, and she cannot wait to be able to be called Queen. She puts on an act and even tells the men that she cannot handle this information, and seems terrified and shocked about her King's death.
" O Banquo, Banquo, Our royal master’s murdered!"
After their father's death, Malcolm and his brother decide to flee. They know someone in the castle must have killed the King, and they do not want to take risks. They know whoever did it will probably come back to find them. That is exactly what Macbeth decides to do, as he wants nothing in the way of the throne. This once again proved that he is selfish and does not care for human lives.