Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" Cannot be ill; cannot be good: if ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cawdor: If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against... "
Macbeth: A Tragedy in Five Acts - Page 13
by William Shakespeare - 1847 - 60 pages
Full view - About this book

Shakespeare

Mark Van Doren - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 336 pages
...his mind until it is too big for its place, and his heart beats as if it were choking in its chamber. Why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image...Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. My thoughts, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smother'd...
Limited preview - About this book

Focus on Macbeth

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...central material of the play. In this speech, Macbeth maps and explores his new mental topography: Why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image...nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. (I.iii. 134-8) He begins with an image and a reaction to it. He fights against, questions, and gradually...
Limited preview - About this book

Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...be ill; cannot be good. If ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cawdor — If good, why do I yield to that...heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? It will be said, that the same "horrid suggestion" presents itself spontaneously to her, on the reception...
Limited preview - About this book

Macbeth

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 210 pages
...want to hear? But if this is all truly good, why, he asks himself, in language fantastic and opaque, "do I yield to that suggestion / Whose horrid image...heart knock at my ribs, / Against the use of nature?" (1.3.134137). His temptation ("suggestion"), as we have already seen, does not stem from the witches'...
Limited preview - About this book

Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 266 pages
...be ill; cannot be good: If ill, why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor: If good, why do I yield to that suggestion 135 Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use...
Limited preview - About this book

Friedrich Schiller und der Weg in die Moderne

Walter Hinderer, Alexander von Bormann - Videodiscs - 2006 - 615 pages
...ill; cannot be good: if ill, Why hath it given me an earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cawdor: If good, why do I yield to that Suggestion,...smothered in surmise, and nothing is, But what is not. Diese wunderbare Eröffnung kann nicht böse sein - sie kann Nicht gut sein. War' sie böse, warum...
Limited preview - About this book

William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 197 pages
...ill; cannot be good. If ill, why hath it given me earnest44 of success, Commencing in a truth? I am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion...make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use45 of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings:46 My thought, whose murther yet is...
Limited preview - About this book

Treason by Words: Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England

Rebecca Lemon - Drama - 2006 - 234 pages
...provokes the birth of his treasonous desire. As Macbeth asks himself on hearing the witches' prophecy, "Why do I yield to that suggestion / Whose horrid...heart knock at my ribs, / Against the use of nature?" (1.3.134-37). This alteration between triumph and treason helps to establish the play's unsettled atmosphere...
Limited preview - About this book

Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today: The Actor's Perspective

Michael Dobson - Drama - 2006 - 144 pages
...then, and only then, does it become real. On hearing the prophecies, Macbeth's heart begins to race: why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image...heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature? (1.3.133-6) This increased heartbeat is due as much to thought being defined and expressed as to the...
Limited preview - About this book

Stoffe: zur Geschichte der Materialität in Künsten und Wissenschaften

Barbara Naumann, Thomas Strässle, Caroline Torra-Mattenklott - Materialism in art - 2006 - 277 pages
...überdeutlich aus: [...] Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings. My thought, whose murther yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man, That function is smother'd in surmise, And nothing is, but what is not. (I, 3, 137-142)20 «Nothing is, but what is...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF