The Tragedy of Macbeth

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The Tragedy of Macbeth by Mind Map: The Tragedy of Macbeth

1. Blood

1.1. Bravery

1.1.1. "So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds" (Captain: I.ii.38-39)

1.2. Regret/Fear/Paranoia

1.2.1. "What hands are here? Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hands?" (Macbeth: II, ii, 57-59).

1.3. Corruption

1.3.1. "My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white" (Lady Macbeth: II, ii, 62-63).

1.3.2. "I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er" (Macbeth: III, iv, 136-138). "The castle of Macduff I will surprise, seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword. His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line. This deed I'll do before this purpose cool" (Macbeth: IV, ii, 150-154).

1.3.3. "I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. It weeps, it bleeds, and each day a new gash is added to her wounds" (Malcolm: IV, iii, 39-41). "Now does he feel his secret murders sticking on his hands. Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach." (Angus: V, ii, 16-18).

1.4. Deception

1.4.1. "Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go carry them and smear the sleep grooms with blood" (Lady Macbeth: II, ii, 46-48). "Those of the chamber, as it seemed, had done't. Their hands and faces were all badged with blood. So were their daggers, which unwiped we found upon their pillows" (Lennox: II, iii, 93-95).

1.4.2. "Here lay Duncan, his silver skin laced with his golden blood, and his gashed stabs looked like a breach in nature for ruin's wasteful entrance; there the murderers, steeped in the colors of their trade, their daggers unmannerly breeched with gore" (Macbeth: II, iii, 103-108).

1.4.3. "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" (Donalbain: II, iii, 130-133).

1.5. Evil

1.5.1. "Cool it with baboon's blood. Then the charm is firm and good" (Second Witch: IV, i, 37-38).

2. Epithets

2.1. Bravery

2.1.1. "Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapped in proof" (Ross: I.ii.56-57). "O worthiest cousin" (Duncan: I, iv, 14). "My worthy Cawdor... worthy Banquo" (Duncan: I, iv, 48, 54).

2.1.2. "O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman!" (Duncan: I, iii, 24). "Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane?" (Duncan: I, iii, 49).

2.2. Appearances

2.2.1. "Is the King stirring, worthy thane?" (Macduff: II, iii, 37).

2.3. Deception

2.3.1. "We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed in England and in Ireland, not confessing their cruel parricide" (Macbeth: III, i, 29-31).

2.4. Honor/Integrity

2.4.1. "Of the most pious Edward... to wake Northcumberland and warlike Siward" (Lord: III, vi, 27,31).

2.4.2. "The English power is near, led on by Malcolm, his uncle Siward, and the good Macduff" (Menteith: V, ii, 1-2).

3. Sleep/Dreams/Hallucinations

3.1. Corruption + Ambition

3.1.1. "Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? I see thee still, and on they blad and dudgeon, gouts of blood" (Macbeth: II, ii, 32-45). "Now o'er the one-half world nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep. Witchcraft celebrates pale Hecate's off'rings, and withered murder" (Macbeth: II, ii, 48-51).

3.2. Regret/Fear/Paranoia

3.2.1. "Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep'" (Macbeth: II, ii, 33-34). "In the affliction of these terrible dreams that shake us nightly. Better be with the dead, whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace than on the torture of the mind to lie in restless ectasy" (Macbeth: III, iii, 18-22).

3.2.2. "Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake they gory locks at me" (Macbeth: III, iv, 50-51). "Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee. They bones are marrowless; they blood is cold" (Macbeth: III, iv, 93-94).

3.2.3. "Since his majesty went into the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon't, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep" (Gentlewoman, V, i, 3-6). "Out, damned spot, out I say! One. Two. Why then, 'tis time to do't. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard?" (Lady Macbeth: V, i, 28-29).

3.3. Ambition + Integrity

3.3.1. "All's well. I dreamt last night of the three Weird Sisters. To you they have showed some truth" (Banquo: II, i, 18-20). "Thou hast it now--King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the Weird Women promised... May they not be my oracles as well and set me up in hope? But hush, no more" (Banquo: III, i, 1-2, 9-10).

4. Heaven/Hell

4.1. Evil

4.1.1. "Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.. Come thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell" (Lady Macbeth: "I have given suck, and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me. I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this" (Lady Macbeth: I, vii, 54-59).

4.2. Corruption + Ambition

4.2.1. "The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell" (Macbeth: II, ii, 61-63).

4.2.2. "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly... Besides, this Duncan hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office, that his virtues will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against the deep damnation of his taking-off" (Macbeth: I, vii, 1-2, 16-20). "This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, why hath it given me earnest of success commencing in a truth?" (Macbeth: I, iii, 130-132).

4.3. Corruption

4.3.1. "If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key" (Porter: II, iii, 1-2).

4.4. Fear/Regret/Paranoia

4.4.1. "But wherefore could not I pronounce 'Amen'? I had most need of blessing, and 'Amen' stuck in my throat" (Macbeth: II, ii, 29-31).