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Macbeth: Act 5, Scene 7

Macbeth
Act 5, Scene 7

A part of the field.

  1. Enter Macbeth.

Macbeth

2 - 5
  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

7
  1. What is thy name?

Macbeth

8
  1.                   Thou’lt be afraid to hear it.

Young Siward

9 - 10
  1. No; though thou call’st thyself a hotter name
  2. Than any is in hell.

Macbeth

11
  1.                      My name’s Macbeth.

Young Siward

12 - 13
  1. The devil himself could not pronounce a title
  2. More hateful to mine ear.

Macbeth

14
  1.                           No; nor more fearful.

Young Siward

15 - 16
  1. Thou liest, abhorred tyrant, with my sword
  2. I’ll prove the lie thou speak’st.
  1. Fight, and Young Siward slain.

Macbeth

18 - 20
  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

23 - 32
  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

35 - 39
  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

40 - 41
  1.                      We have met with foes
  2. That strike beside us.

Siward

42
  1.                        Enter, sir, the castle.
  1. Exeunt. Alarum.
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