Yet do I fear thy nature. It is too full of milk and human kindness To catch the nearest way. 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.
We will proceed no further in this business. He hath honored me of late, and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people, Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, Not cast aside so soon
What beast was ’t, then, That made you break this enterprise to me? When Duncan is asleep— Whereto the rather shall his day’s hard journey Soundly invite him—his two chamberlains Will I with wine and wassail so convince That memory, the warder of the brain, Shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason A limbeck only. When in a swinish sleep Their drenchèd natures lie as in a death, What cannot you and I perform upon The unguarded Duncan? What not put upon His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt Of our great quell?
I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on ’t again I dare not.
Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go carry them and smear The sleepy grooms with blood.
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.
Lady Macbeth receives the letter from Macbeth about the two prophecies from the three witches came true and he is now the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth is then worried Macbeth's kindness will block his way becoming the king. She asks the spirit to make her less like a women and more like a man so that she can help Macbeth murder King Duncan with nothing stopping her.
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.
Macbeth chickens out saying he wants to enjoy the honor he's feeling. Lady Macbeth asks Macbeth rhetorical question and calls Macbeth a coward to persuade him to kill King Duncan. She also plans the whole assassination for Macbeth.
Good morrow, noble sir.
Is the king stirring, worthy thane? I know this is a joyful trouble to you, But yet ’tis one.
Not yet. The labor we delight in physics pain. This is the door.
After Macbeth killed King Duncan, he brings his digger with him to Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth gets mad at Macbeth and asks him to bring the digger back to the room following the plan. Macbeth refuses and says he can’t go back since he is afraid even to think about what he has done. In annoyance, Lady Macbeth calls Macbeth a coward and says she will put blood on the servants' faces to make it seem like they are guilty.
Our royal master’s murdered!
Oh, yet I do repent me of my fury, That I did kill them.
Woe, alas! What, in our house?
When Lady Macbeth goes to King Duncan's room to put the digger back, Macbeth hears someone knocking which frightens him. Feeling in great guilt, he says to himself that the ocean will not wash the blood from his hands but he hands will stain the seas scarlet, turning the green waters red. Lady Macbeth enters saying Macbeth is weak and it is simple to use little water to wash away the evidence.
My hands are of your color, but I shame To wear a heart so white. A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it, then! Your constancy Hath left you unattended.
Macbeth meets Macduff and Lennox where Macduff asks if the king is awake. Macbeth lies and says he is still asleep hiding the fact that the king is murdered by him.
Macduff announces the death of King Duncan. Macbeth then declares he has killed the sergeants in anger to them murdering the king. Right when Macduff seems suspicious to King Duncan's death, Lady Macbeth pretends to faint and drags away the attention.