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What is the Shakespeare quote about needing to express your anguish or it will destroy you? I cannot recall a single significant word that was in it so I could not find it myself.  Thanks for any help. Laurel Esterlein laurel.esterlein@att.net

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Esterlein is correct. The lines appear in Act 4, Scene 3 of Macbeth , lines 246-7 in my edition of the play. Macduff has just been informed that Macbeth's soldiers have murdered his wife and all his children in revenge for Macduff's deserting him and going over to the forces...

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Esterlein is correct. The lines appear in Act 4, Scene 3 of Macbeth, lines 246-7 in my edition of the play. Macduff has just been informed that Macbeth's soldiers have murdered his wife and all his children in revenge for Macduff's deserting him and going over to the forces being raised by Malcolm in England. It is Malcolm who speaks the words to Macduff. These lines have often been quoted over the centuries because they contain a truth that pertains not only to Macduff but to anybody who is suffering from grief.

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