Macbeth's Character Devolpment
1. "I'll go no more. I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again, I dare not." (2.2.53-55)
- In this quote Macbeth is describing how he feels to Lady Macbeth after murdering Duncan.
- It shows the audience he feels guilty, ashamed, and regretful of what he has done.
- Due to this it is shown he did not change but his feelings have enhanced. He'll never forget what he did and doesn't bare to think that he just killed Duncan, his cousin.
Sneaking in to murder King Duncan
Sneaking in to rape a Roman wife
Sneaking in to steal some delicious candy from an innocent child
2. "With Tarquin's ravishing strides,/ towards his design/Moves like a ghost". - Macbeth (2.1.55-56)
- Tarquin was a Roman prince who had snuck into one of the Roman wife's bedroom and he raped her during the night.
- Gives us an impression that Macbeth is like a killer or thief of his own innocence. It also makes the audience view him as a rather black-hearted individual.
3. ''Methought I had a voice cry 'sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep, sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care, the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, chief nourisher in life's feast.''- Macbeth (2.2.35-40)
-Macbeth is now going to be haunted by guilt
Metaphor used as Macbeth compares sleep to the "sleeve of care"