English Macbeth Act 1 Flashcard Example #53990

Who said, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair. However through the god and filthy air.”
The three witches
What does the quote, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair. However through the god and filthy air.”, mean?
– The good and bad, beauty and ugliness is blurry
– They are going to fly and disappear off into the mist of the Scottish country
Who said, “If chance will have me King, Why chance may crown me, without stir.”
Macbeth
What does the quote, “If chance will have me King, Why chance may crown me, without stir.”, mean?
If it’s going to be his fate, chance, then he will let things happen without doing anything. Without plotting or stirring anything
Who said, “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. He was a gentlemen on whom I built an absolute trust.”
Duncan
What does the quote, “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. He was a gentlemen on whom I built an absolute trust.”, mean?
– That you cannot know what someone is actually thinking just by looking at their face.
– Another words, Duncan is really bad at reading people
Who said, “The Prince of Cumberland! 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 light see my black and deep desires.”
Macbeth
What does the quote, “The Prince of Cumberland! 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 light see my black and deep desires.” mean?
He thinks he has to kill Duncan and Malcolm in order to be king but he wants to be a good person and doesn’t anyone to know that he thinking of this
Who said, “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!”
Lady Macbeth
What does the quote, “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!”, mean?
She is talking to the spirits to take away her feminine and weaknesses and make her more strong and violent in order to kill Duncan
Who said, “Look like the innocent flower. But be the serpent under’t”
Lady Macbeth
What does the quote, “Look like the innocent flower. But be the serpent under’t” mean?
To look nice and act nice but underneath, be evil
Who said, “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses.”
Duncan
What does the quote, “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses.” mean?
It is ironic because they are going to end up killing him

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