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" Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty... "
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Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith

Dominic Baker-Smith, A. J. Hoenselaars, Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 335 pages
...Macbeth's other-worldly regal style is her rhythmic, treble invocation of diabolical powers: Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no...
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Manly Traditions: The Folk Roots of American Masculinities

Simon J. Bronner - Social Science - 2005 - 383 pages
...desexualizing herself. The reversal is apparent in her solitary supplication to the darker spirits: Come, you Spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe topful Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood, Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...gorgeously expressed in her invocation on hearing of "his fatal entrance under her battlements:" — — "Come all you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here: And fill me, from the crown to th' toe, top-full Of direst cruelty; make thick my blood, Stop up the access and passage to remorse,...
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Emotional Storm

Michael Eigen - Psychology - 2005 - 256 pages
...breast became death-giving rather than life-giving. She strove to undo and reverse her femininity: unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe top full Of direst cruelty . . . Come to my woman's breasts And take my milk for gall . . ." (Macbeth lv}&) p....
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The Best-loved Plays of Shakespeare

Jennifer Mulherin, William Shakespeare, Abigail Frost - English literature - 2004 - 160 pages
...Duncan The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts! unsex me...And fill me from the crown to the toe top full Of direst cruelty; make thick my blood, ' Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious...
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Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth

Peggy O'Brien, Jeanne Addison Roberts, Michael Tolaydo - Drama - 2006 - 288 pages
...and deep desires. 7. Fair is foul, and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air. 8. Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. 9. No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive Our bosom interest. Go, pronounce...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Macbeth act 1, sc. 5, 1. 37 (1606) 335 le University Press top-full Of direst cruelty! Macbeth act 1, sc. 5, 1. 40 (1606) 336 Come to my woman's breasts, And...
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 197 pages
...fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements. Come, you spirits, 40 That tend on12 mortal thoughts,13 unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe, top-full14 Of direst cruelty; make thick my blood, Stop up th'access and passage to remorse, That no...
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Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Gunnar Olsson - Science - 2010 - 584 pages
...mind of Lady Macbeth nothing is but what is not. And for that reason of imagination she prays: Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up th' access and passage to remorse, That no...
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The Representation of Gender in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and 'Antony and ...

Verena Schörkhuber - 2007 - 36 pages
...with the witches, she phrases this unsexing as the undoing of her own bodily maternal function: Come, you Spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; Stop up th'access and passage to remorse; That no...
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