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This board is for an English project in school that requires me to find a word that is key in Macbeth and find a visceral image relating to the word. I have to also find 8 quotes from macbeth in relation to the word, and write a short description about it.
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This quote comes after the time that Macbeth kills the King of Cawdor, Duncan. At this point Macbeth feels the need to be caught with the dagger and his bloody hands. "Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care..." represents the idea of something being confused or complicated, and this is what Macbeth feels at the time, he feels that sleep is what secures what has been tangled or confused in life.


This is after the murder of the King of Cawdor, Duncan. This is said by Lady Macbeth, while they (Macbeth and her) are trying to get the red blood "colour" of their hands. This shows Lady Macbeth trying to show Macbeth that she is a part of the murder, and that she shares the guilt. "to wear a heart so white" is indicating the weak, coward heart of Macbeth.


This quote comes from when murders come into Macduff's house to kill his wife and children, as demanded by the King, Macbeth. "What are these faces?" Is asked my Macduff's wife as she is seeing strange people in her house and she is confused and scared.

This is just before Macbeth kills the King of Cawdor, Duncan. He starts to hallucinate and imagine a dagger floating in the air in front of him. It shows the conflict in his head about whether he should kill the king. This is one of the ways Macbeth is pulled into the idea of killing the king, other that Lady Macbeth manipulating him.

"Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave 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"