That is a step On which I must fall down or else o’erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see” (1:4:48-52).
Theme 2 development
"To know my deed ’twere best not know myself" (2:2:71)
Theme 2 Development
Theme 2: Lust for power corrupts. The theme emerges when Macbeth had said sort of a prayer to not let the stars shine on his fires and the light see his black desires. Macbeth shows his lust for power by again saying for not his black desires to be known so that he could kill the king.
"come, let me clutch thee" (2:1:34).
The theme is refined in this quote. The quote is explaining on how Macbeth has just acted upon such a horrific action, enough to were Macbeth is telling himself that he must forget the deed he'd done. This quote relates to the theme because again Macbeth had let his lust overcome his humanity and he had proceeded to murder the king for power.
Finally, the theme comes close to an end. The theme has developed so much that when it comes time for Macbeth to mourn for his loved wife, he can't he must keep what he loves most and that is his power. The theme relates to the quote because his lust for power is greater than his love for any thing that once gave him humanity or purpose. He needs to give into his lust and complete whats most valuable to him, power.
"She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word" (5:5:17-18)
Macbeth uses the word clutch as in grab or hold. But the world uses it today as a positive like a close call or a good move.