Are there any quotes in Macbeth that discuss trust? 

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We can also find examples of trust quotes which relate specifically to Macbeth's relationship with The Witches. This relationship is based entirely on trust: that is, Macbeth trusts their every word and treats their prophecies as fact. When he first meets them in act I, scene III, for example, Macbeth's instant trust of The Witches is shown by the following line:

Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more.

In other words, although Macbeth knows that these women are witches, he has developed an instant trust towards them.This explains why he wants to know more about what they have to say.

We can find another example of his trust towards The Witches in act III, scene IV, after Macbeth has just seen Banquo's ghost:

I will tomorrow—

And betimes I will—to the weird sisters.

More shall they speak, for now I am bent to know,

By the worst means, the worst.

Here, Macbeth is saying that The Witches hold all the answers. He trusts them so much that he will not make another move without hearing what they...

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