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"When shall we three meet again. In thunder, lightening, or in rain?"

MACBETH. I.I. Said by: THE WITCHES.
WEATHER. Storms accompany important events. Flashes of lightening represent revelation; thunder and downpours precede the appearance of a character or an event. Thunder accompanies the witches. Pathetic fallacy.

RHYTHM. Poetic writing represents enchantments and spells which links to SUPERNATURAL. Or it could contrast with the innocent rhythm of children's nursery rhymes.
"And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers"

"Unsex me here"

MACBETH. I.V. Said by: LADY MACBETH.
SUPERNATURAL. Murdering ministers refers to the harshness of the witches and/or spirits which are not human. Lady Macbeth wants to be like them.

GENDER. By turning her milk to gall (poison) she loses her femininity and her ability to be a mother. Mothers represent caring and compassion. By doing this and unsexing herself she reduces herself to a non-gender and removes her ability for compassion.

PATRIARCHY. She has to remove her femininity to become stronger. Suggests women are weak.
"So wither'd and so wild in their attire"

"Look not like the inhabitants o' the earth"

MACBETH I.III. Said by: BANQUO.
SUPERNATURAL. Provides descriptions of the witches. Shows how unlike humans they are which exaggerates the supernatural aspect. Also plays on King James I's real fear of witches at the time. Description also contain typical gothic expectations that produce fear.
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair"

MACBETH. I.I. Said by: THE WITCHES.

"So foul and fair a day I have not seen"

MACBETH. I.III. Said by: MACBETH.
EVIL. The witches find everything good to be evil and vice versa. The repetition in Macbeth's line works to represent that they are on the same wavelength and that Macbeth may be evil to his core as he shares a similar mind set to the witches.
"Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out"

MACBETH: I.VII. Said by: LADY MACBETH.
FEMININITY. This image reflects how cruel Lady Macbeth's thoughts are after she has been unsexed by the spirits.

PROMISES AND BETRAYAL. Lady Macbeth is saying that she would keep a promise made to Macbeth even if it was horrible to carry out, so she is bulling him into keeping his promise to kill Duncan.
"look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under't"

MACBETH: I.V. Said by: LADY MACBETH.
DECEPTION. Lady Macbeth needs Macbeth to be a good liar for the sake of deceiving Duncan. Displays the evil and untrustworthy aspect of the gothic genre.
"Is this a dagger I see before me"

MACBETH. II.I. Said by: MACBETH.
MIND. Macbeth is starting a monologue in which he imagines a bloody dagger in his hands as his guilt and reservations about killing Duncan find him.
"My hands are of your colour; but I shame To wear a heart so white"

MACBETH. II.II. Said by: LADY MACBETH.
GUILT. Lady Macbeth became and active part of the murders when Macbeth refuses to kill the guards that saw him kill Duncan.

COLOUR. White equates to innocence. She is ashamed to have her heart.
"The night has been unruly"

MACBETH. II.III. Said by: LENNOX.
WEATHER. Pathetic fallacy. The raging weather may be a response to Duncan's murder. The weather could be the result of the witches supernatural powers as it is thought they can control the weather.
"Oh, horror, horror, horror!"

MACBETH. II.III. Said by: MACDUFF.
THREE. Macduff finds Duncan. His exclamation of horror comes in three, like the witches, the "Hail!" in which the witches bestow Macbeth and the theme that fits into the whole play. Three is thought to be an important number.
"There's daggers in men's smiles"

MACBETH. II.III. Said by: DONALBAIN.
DANGER. Donalbain and Malcolm: Duncan's sons and heirs to the throne, are aware that the people surrounding them are not to be trusted and are dangerous.
"By the clock 'tis day, And yet the dark night strangles the travelling lamp"

MACBETH: II.IV. Said by: ROSS.
WEATHER. SUPERNATURAL. Could be metaphorical to represent the feelings of mourning for Duncan within the men. Could be real and it could be a supernatural effect on the world. This could be caused by the witches.
"'Tis said they ate each other"

MACBETH. II.IV. Said by: OLD MAN.
SUPERNATURAL. Duncan's horses went mad after his death. The fact that they ate each other suggests that the natural order of everything has been compromised. Macbeth murdering Duncan has affected the natural order and the horses represent that. Again, could be an influence of the witches.
"Lest our old robes sit easier than our new"

MACBETH. II.IV. Said by: MACDUFF.
REBELLION. Everyone was happier with the old King. Now circumstances have changed everything feels wrong.
"Thou playedst most foully for't"

MACBETH. III.I. Sad by: BANQUO.
SUPERNATURAL. Represents how the witches don't act fairly. Links to how they're happy with evil.
"Let every man be the master of his time"

MACBETH. III.I. Said by: MACBETH.
BETRAYAL. Macbeth is being kind towards Banquo despite his plans. Ironic that Banquo is told he can do as pleases with his time whence will soon be dead.
"Our fears in Banquo Stick deep"

MACBETH. III.I. Said by: MACBETH.
MIND. Macbeth is mid flow of a soliloquy when he says this. He is on his own so the use of "our" makes us question his sanity. It could also be that he feels the presence of the witches or the spirits and he feels as though they are with him.

BETRAYAL. He mistrusts his best friend. Will result in him losing allies.