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tlo18 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 6, 2009 at 12:33 AM via web

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”Where we are there's daggers in men’s _____.” Can some one tell me the rest of this Quote from Macbeth and who said it?

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tresvivace | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted February 6, 2009 at 1:19 AM (Answer #1)

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"...there's daggers in men's smiles."  Donalbain says this line in Act 2, Scene 3 just as he and Malcolm (Duncan's sons) decide to flea to Ireland and England, respectively.  They fear that whoever killed their father will try to kill them.  However, their decision to run away makes it easy for Macbeth to suggest that they are guilty of patricide.  This quote has previously been analyzed on e-notes at this location:

http://www.enotes.com/macbeth/q-and-a/what-does-theres-daggers-mens-smiles-mean-2767

You will also find a thorough analysis of Macbeth.

 

 

 

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