Updated: 2/3/2020
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  • A heavy summons lie like lead upon me, And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose
  • Banquo cannot sleep as he feels something is amiss, foreshadowing future events.
  • Banquo remains loyal to the crown which contradicts how Macbeth plans to fulfill the prophecy.
  • If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis, It shall make honor to you
  • ... My bosom franchised and allegiance clear, I shall be counseled
  • Go bid thy mistress, when my drink is ready, She strike upon the bell. Get thee to bed.
  • Macbeth sends the servant away to kill Duncan at Lady Macbeth signal. Lady Macbeth will ring the bells once the guards are drunk.
  • "Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?... Or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
  • Macbeth begins to hallucinate the dagger he intends to kill Duncan with. It is formed through his guilty conscience.
  • ...Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravhsing (strides,) towards his design Moves like a ghost
  • Hear not my steps, which (way they) walk, for fear Thy very stones part of my whereabouts...
  • Macbeth prays he is stealthy like a wolf and a ghost to sneak around undetected, as his footsteps will give away his position
  • I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell
  • Macbeth hears the bell to kill King Duncan. The bell signals the death of the king, who will either go to heaven or hell.
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