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Essay | Macbeth's Dagger Speech

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Macbeth's Dagger Speech.
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Macbeth's Dagger Speech

Summary: A description and analysis of Macbeth's famous "dagger speech" in William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, "Macbeth." In the speech, Macbeth ruminates about the possibilities of killing Duncan and the deviancy of his own thoughts.
Macbeth's Dagger Speech (Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 33-64, p. 20-21)

Paraphrase

Go tell my wife when my drink is ready

She'll sound the bell. Go to bed (talking to the servant)

Is this dagger that I see in front of me,

Taunting me to grab it? Come, please help me to grab it guilt-free.

I don't have it yet, but I can still see it.

Is this fatal vision as sensible

To feeling as to sight? Or is it just a figment of my imagination"

Coming from my overactive, confused, feverish head"

I still see it as touchable, though,

As I pick it up.

It beckons me in the way that I was going,

And taunts me to use it.

My eyes have made my other senses seem foolish,

Or very keen, I can still see you.

And I see blood drops on your blade and handle (talking...

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