Lady Macbeth's Monolgue

Lady Macbeth's call on murderous spirits

Background Of Macbeth

Macbeth is a play about a a soldier who receives a letter from witches addressing him about 3 task he must do in order to become King. After Lady Macbeth commits an act of sin herself, she starts to deal with er own internal conflicts along with her motherly and woman state.

Background of Lady Macbeth's Monologue

In this scene, Lady Macbeth is calling on "murderous agents". She's asking for her menstrual flow to be stop and for her breast milk to be turned in to poison. Lady Macbeth is suggesting that her motherly and woman nature can stop her from committing violent deeds.

Lady Macbeth

The raven himself is hoarse

That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan

Under my battlements. Come, you spirits

That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,

And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full

Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood;

Stop up the access and passage to remorse,

That no compunctious visitings of nature

Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between

The effect and it! Come to my woman's breasts,

And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers,

Wherever in your sightless substances

You wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick night,

And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,

That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,

Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark,

To cry 'Hold, hold!'

Lady Macbeth - Unsex me here