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Macbeth: Act V, Scene 7

Macbeth
Act V, Scene 7

A part of the field.

  1. Enter Macbeth.

Macbeth

1 - 4
  1. They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly,
  2. But bear-like I must fight the course. What’s he
  3. That was not born of woman? Such a one
  4. Am I to fear, or none.
  1. Enter Young Siward.

Young Siward

5
  1. What is thy name?

Macbeth

6
  1.                   Thou’lt be afraid to hear it.

Young Siward

7 - 8
  1. No; though thou call’st thyself a hotter name
  2. Than any is in hell.

Macbeth

9
  1.                      My name’s Macbeth.

Young Siward

10 - 11
  1. The devil himself could not pronounce a title
  2. More hateful to mine ear.

Macbeth

12
  1.                           No; nor more fearful.

Young Siward

13 - 14
  1. Thou liest, abhorred tyrant, with my sword
  2. I’ll prove the lie thou speak’st.
  1. Fight, and Young Siward slain.

Macbeth

15 - 17
  1.                                   Thou wast born of woman.
  2. But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn,
  3. Brandish’d by man that’s of a woman born.
  1. Exit.
  1. Alarums. Enter Macduff.

Macduff

18 - 27
  1. That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face!
  2. If thou beest slain and with no stroke of mine,
  3. My wife and children’s ghosts will haunt me still.
  4. I cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose arms
  5. Are hir’d to bear their staves; either thou, Macbeth,
  6. Or else my sword with an unbattered edge
  7. I sheathe again undeeded. There thou shouldst be;
  8. By this great clatter, one of greatest note
  9. Seems bruited. Let me find him, Fortune!
  10. And more I beg not.
  1. Exit. Alarums.
  1. Enter Malcolm and Siward.

Siward

28 - 32
  1. This way, my lord, the castle’s gently rend’red:
  2. The tyrant’s people on both sides do fight,
  3. The noble thanes do bravely in the war,
  4. The day almost itself professes yours,
  5. And little is to do.

Malcolm

33 - 34
  1.                      We have met with foes
  2. That strike beside us.

Siward

35
  1.                        Enter, sir, the castle.
  1. Exeunt. Alarum.
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