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 murd'ring 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!”
Act 1 Scene 6
All our service In every point twice done, and then done double, Were poor and single business to contend Against those honours deep and broad Wherewith your Majesty loads our house.
See, see, our honoured hostess!
Act 1 Scene 7
Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteemest the ornament of life And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would" Like the poor cat in the adage?
I dare do all that may become a man. Who dares do more is none.
We will proceed no further in this business, He hath honoured me of late,
Lady Macbeth received the letter from Macbeth which is all about the things that he experienced. After reading this, she reveals her true personality - cruel, insidious, and ambitious -that he decided to kill King Duncan and make her husband as the King and receive the authority of queen. Thus, she decided to move his plan to action when King Duncan came to Macbeth's castle.
Act 1 Scene 7
When Duncan is asleep 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 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?
When King Duncan walking along Macbeth's castle, he meets Lady Macbeth. While King Duncan wants to be amicable to her because she is a wife of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth shows the kindness and politeness to King even she already had planned to kill King Duncan. They walk into Macbeth's castle together.
Act 2 Scene 1
How goes the night, boy?
When Macbeth is having a problem and struggle with regicide, Lady Macbeth persuades him by pointing out what is the thing which makes him coward and poor. Lady Macbeth is both cruel and sly character who persuades Macbeth to follow his plan and influence him to disregard the faithfulness that she was holding.
Act 2 Scene 1
If you shall cleave to my consent, when ’tis, It shall make honor for you.
While having a conversation with Macbeth, Lady Macbeth talks about her plan of how to kill King Duncan without any failure. Her tactical strategy and plans tell that she is an insidious and smart character who can do anything to achieve his or her personal ambition. She calms Macbeth down that there is less possibility that their plan will be failed.
The night comes, and Banquo and his son Fleance is standing in the Macbeth's castle. Banquo is worrying about the heavy night, his sone Fleance is reacting to his father's questions kindly and politely. Moreover, Banquo cannot sleep or rest well because of nightmare and pressure which is pressing him.
A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursèd thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose.
The moon is down. I have not heard the clock.
Macbeth enters and asks Banquo to stick on his side and get some benefits and honors for that, Banquo responses he can do anything Macbeth ordered within his conscience. This reveals Banquo's hidden ambition of having an authority. He notes that Macbeth should rest peacefully when he considers all the good news that Macbeth got in this day.
So I lose none In seeking to augment it, but still keep My bosom franchised and allegiance clear, I shall be counselled.