•“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 lightsee 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).
"The castle of Macduff I will Surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to th'edge o' th' sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortuanate souls That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; This deed I'll do before this purpose cool" (4:1:150-154)
I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, Cannot once star me. (5:59-15)
"I have almost forgot the taste of fears. The time has been my senses would have cooled To hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir As life were in't.
Theme: absolute corrupts absolutely. MacBeth is saying for the light of the stars to hide his fires and for light not show or shine upon his darkness.
"Who wear our health but sickly in his life, Which in his death were perfect" (3:2:106-107)
This quote refines the theme by explaining the lengths Macbeth is going to, to fulfill the prophecy and his desires. This quote once more shows the development of the theme because of Macbeths thoughts and actions becoming murderous which before he was feeling guilt about his actions, now Macbeth is embracing his actions
"Foul whisp’rings are abroad" (5:1:61).
For the final theme development, Macbeth explains that he has become so corrupt with power that he no longer has good thoughts. His thoughts are only murderous and horrific. As he says "I have supped full with horrors" (5:5:13).
"The wine of life is drawn" (2:3:89)
The tone throughout the poem is darkness. In this quote Macbeth had hired murderers to kill Banquo because of his fear of loosing power. The quotes says that if the murderers can kill Banquo than it will make him from a sick king to a healthy king.
The figurative language used in this quote is a metaphor. What the quote means is that rumors of evil and darkness is around them and circulating near them.
Shakespeare connotates wine. The definition of wine is a alcoholic drink. Shakespeare refers to wine as a negative and means the word wine as his goodness or compassion