Speeches (Lines) for Son
in "Macbeth"

Total: 14

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

IV,2,1776

Lady Macduff. Sirrah, your father's dead;
And what will you do now? How will you live?

Son. As birds do, mother.


2

IV,2,1778

Lady Macduff. What, with worms and flies?

Son. With what I get, I mean; and so do they.


3

IV,2,1781

Lady Macduff. Poor bird! thou'ldst never fear the net nor lime,
The pitfall nor the gin.

Son. Why should I, mother? Poor birds they are not set for.
My father is not dead, for all your saying.


4

IV,2,1784

Lady Macduff. Yes, he is dead; how wilt thou do for a father?

Son. Nay, how will you do for a husband?


5

IV,2,1786

Lady Macduff. Why, I can buy me twenty at any market.

Son. Then you'll buy 'em to sell again.


6

IV,2,1789

Lady Macduff. Thou speak'st with all thy wit: and yet, i' faith,
With wit enough for thee.

Son. Was my father a traitor, mother?


7

IV,2,1791

Lady Macduff. Ay, that he was.

Son. What is a traitor?


8

IV,2,1793

Lady Macduff. Why, one that swears and lies.

Son. And be all traitors that do so?


9

IV,2,1795

Lady Macduff. Every one that does so is a traitor, and must be hanged.

Son. And must they all be hanged that swear and lie?


10

IV,2,1797

Lady Macduff. Every one.

Son. Who must hang them?


11

IV,2,1799

Lady Macduff. Why, the honest men.

Son. Then the liars and swearers are fools,
for there are liars and swearers enow to beat
the honest men and hang up them.


12

IV,2,1804

Lady Macduff. Now, God help thee, poor monkey!
But how wilt thou do for a father?

Son. If he were dead, you'ld weep for
him: if you would not, it were a good sign
that I should quickly have a new father.


13

IV,2,1832

First Murderer. He's a traitor.

Son. Thou liest, thou shag-hair'd villain!


14

IV,2,1836

First Murderer. What, you egg!
[Stabbing him]
Young fry of treachery!

Son. He has kill'd me, mother:
Run away, I pray you!
[Dies]
[Exit LADY MACDUFF, crying 'Murder!' Exeunt]
Murderers, following her]


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