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" He's here in double trust; First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 130
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Style: Essays on Renaissance and Restoration Literature and Culture in ...

Harriett Hawkins - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 296 pages
...uses the antecedentless pronouns "he" and "his" five times before finally coming out with "Duncan": He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman...host, Who should against his murderer shut the door. When the soliloquy is interrupted at the end (as it has been entered in progress at the beginning),...
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Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...10 To plague th 'inventor: this even-handed Justice Commends th'ingredience of our poison'd chalice To our own lips. He's here in double trust: First,...subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, is Who should against his murtherer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...been committed they reveal in retrospect the cold-blooded deliberation of Macbeth's choice of evil: He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman...knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties4 so meek, hath been So clear5 in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels,...
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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
...whom she or he is speaking, and (c) explain what is happening in the play when the words are spoken. He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman...murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. 2. Stay, you imperfect speakers. Tell me more. By Sinel's death I know I am Thane of Glamis. But how...
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The Essential Wayne Booth

Wayne C. Booth - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 375 pages
...am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself....virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off . . . In this speech we see again Shakespeare's wonderful economy,...
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth: A Sourcebook

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 197 pages
...th'inventor. This even-handed justice 10 Commends th'ingredience9 of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.10 He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman,...the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murtherer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties"...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...overdetermined. In his great soliloquy meditating the murder, Macbeth reflects on his relationship to Duncan: He's here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman...murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself. (i. vii. 12—16) The ramification of double into triple trust (kinsman, subject, host) shows the overdetermination...
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An Actor's Edition of Shakespeare Revisited

James R. Hartman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 516 pages
...the end-all here, But in this life, We risk the fate of my soul. Duncan's here in double trust: Rrst, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against...knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his abilities so meek, hath been So blameless in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels,...
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Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language

Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 336 pages
...rule himself. Macbeth is well aware his actions are not the proper duties of a steward: the king is "here in double trust: / First, as I am his kinsman...murderer shut the door, / Not bear the knife myself (1.7.13-16) . Yet he still yields to his ambition. If Faramir epitomizes the good steward, Aragorn...
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Small Cast

Sam Dowling - Fiction - 2007 - 92 pages
...return To plague the inventor. This even-handed Justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He's here in double trust First as...against the deed then as his host Who should against his murtherer shut the door Not bear the knife myself. Besides this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so...
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