By Annabelle Simpson
The raven himself is hoarse
That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan
If ancient sorrow be most reverend,
Give mine the benefit of seigniory,
Lady Macbeth , Act 1, Scene 5, line 28-44 (Macbeth)
Queen Margaret, Act 4, Scene 4 line 35-78 (Richard III)
THEME AND MEANING
Queen Margaret and Lady Macbeth, left powerless
Love of power
Evil spirits and God
Richard and Duncan
Lady Macbeths husband
Queen Margarets husband and Son
Make thick my blood.
Stop up the access and passage to remorse.
Cancel his bond of life, dear God I pray,
That I may live to say, “The dog is dead.
LITERARY TECHNIQUES AND TONE
“Come, you spirits... Come to my woman’s breasts,… Come, thick night”.
“A hellhound that doth hunt us all to death -/ That dog, that had his teeth before his eyes,/ To worry lambs and lap their gentle blood”
“Earth gapes, hell burns, fiends roar, saints pray”
“pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, / That my keen knife see not the wound it makes”
“Unsex me here..Come to my woman’s breasts,/ And take my milk for gall”
“If ancient sorrow be most reverend/ Give mine the benefit of seigniory”