If you shall cleave to my consent, when ’tis, it shall make honor for you.
So I lose none in seeking to augment it, but still keep my bosom franchised and allegiance clear, I shall be counselled.
Act 2 Scene 1
Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight? Or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain? With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his design moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth, hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear thy very stones prate of my whereabout, and take the present horror from the time, which now suits with it. Whiles I threat, he lives. Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives.
Act 2 Scene 2
I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on ’t again I dare not.
Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, for it must seem their guilt.
Stage Direction: Banquo and Fleance are standing on the stage while Macbeth and his servant are coming onto the stage. Fleance and the servant are both holding a torch. Banquo put his sword down after he pulled it out as he thought an enemy is approaching. Macbeth tells Banquo to go away go that he can continue his plan, and Banquo does what Macbeth tells him.
Act 2 Scene 3
What’s the matter?
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope the Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence the life o' th' building!
Stage Direction: Macbeth sees the illusion of dagger and approaches towards it. As he approaches towards it, the dagger disappears and he starts to gain ambition and bravery that he needs for him to kill King Duncan.
Act 2 Scene 3
What will you do? Let’s not consort with them. To show an unfelt sorrow is an office. Which the false man does easy. I’ll to England.
To Ireland, I. Our separated fortune shall keep us both the safer. Where we are, There’s daggers in men’s smiles. The near in blood, the nearer bloody.
Stage Direction: Macbeth's hands are full of blood. Macbeth is handing the dagger to Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth leaves the stage after getting the dagger.
Act 2 Scene 4
They were suborned. Malcolm and Donalbain, the king’s two sons, are stol'n away and fled, which puts upon them suspicion of the deed.
'Gainst nature still! Thriftless ambition, that will raven up thine own lives' means! Then ’tis most like the sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth.
Stage Direction: Lennox is shocked that something upset has happened. Macbeth pretends to be shocked. Macduff is upset and crying as he explains the fact that King Duncan has been. The porter is standing on the backstage.
Stage Direction: Duncan's two sons, Malcolm and Donaldbain are on the stage. They are discussing to flee away from Scotland to escape from the murderer of their father, Macbeth.
Stage Direction: Ross and his cousin, Macduff are talking about how Duncan's two sons are the prime suspects for the death of King Duncan. The old man is standing in the backstage.