4th April 2018

Macbeth – Act 2, Scene 2

Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

Location: A courtyard withing Macbeth’s castle
Characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth
Events: Macbeth returns from killing Duncan. He is very distraught over his unholy feelings and his inability to say “amen”. He has also heard a voice telling him he will never sleep again and in his distractedness, has brought back the daggers he used to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth is ashamed of her husband’s weakness and angrily says she will return the daggers herself. This scene shows Lady Macbeth’s true ambition.
Quote/s: “But wherefore could I not pronounce “Amen”? I had most need of blessing, and “Amen” Stuck in my throat.” – Macbeth
“My hands are of your colour; but I shame To wear a heart so white.” – Lady Macbeth

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