Macbeth : Act 2 Scene 3
Updated: 6/2/2020
Macbeth : Act 2 Scene 3

Storyboard Text

  • 'Twas a rough night.
  • The night has been unruly: where we lay,Our chimneys were blown down...The obscure birdClamour'd the livelong night. Some say, the earthWas feverous and did shake.
  • O horror, horror, horror,Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee.
  • Approach the chamber and destroy your sight with a new Gorgon.
  • What's the matter?
  • Awake, awake!Ring the alarum bell! Murder and treason! Malcolm, Banquo, As from your graves rise up and walk like sprites To countenance this horror.
  • Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had liv'd a blessed time, for from this instant, There's nothing serious in mortality.
  • Those of his chamber, as it seem'd, had done't.They star'd and were distracted; No man's life was to be trusted with them.
  • O, yet I do repent me of my furyThat I did kill them.
  • There the murderers,Steep'd in the colours of their trade; their daggersUnmannerly breech'd with gore. Who could refrain,That had a heart to love and in that heartCourage to make's love known?
  • Who can be wise, amaz'd, temp'rate, and furious,Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man,Th'expedition of my violent loveOutran the pauser, reason.
  • Wherefore did you so?
  • Look to the lady.
  • Help me hence, ho.