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I need a quote out of the book McDougal Littel "The Language of Literature" British...

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desoray08 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 8, 2009 at 3:29 AM via web

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I need a quote out of the book McDougal Littel "The Language of Literature" British Literature. In between pgs 326-420. It is from "Macbeth."

Please help I'm trying to find a quote that represents Macbeth bring evil against himself or anything.  I need it for an essay and I can't go on if I don't have a quote for this fourth paragraph.  Please help me.

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 8, 2009 at 12:07 PM (Answer #1)

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"The castle of Macduff I will surprise,
Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword
His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls
That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool;(170)
This deed I'll do before this purpose cool."

In Act IV Scene I Macbeth is getting a new prophcey from the three witches.  After the witches tell him what he wants to know he speaks to Lennox who tells him that MacDuff had fled to England. It is the above quote at the end of the scene where Macbeth says he will go to Macduffs castle and kill his wife, his children, and anyone related to him. 

Hope this is what you are looking for.  If not, you can read all of Act 4, on-line at enotes.  Just use the link below.  There is a lot of good information here for your essay.  Thanks for your question



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