The soliloquies from Macbeth below are extracts from the full modern English Macbeth ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original Macbeth soliloquy followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Macbeth soliloquy is about:

The raven himself is hoarse (Spoken by Lady Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 5)

If it were done when ’tis done (Spoken by Macbeth, Act 1 Scene7)

Is this a dagger which I see before me (Spoken by Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 1)

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow (Spoken by Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5)

More Macbeth soliloquies coming soon! If you’re after a specific Macbeth soliloquy, drop us a line with the soliloquy name (generally it’s first line), and we’ll see what we can do for you.

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7 replies
  1. Jeff Hall
    Jeff Hall says:

    I can’t remember where Lady Macbeth says it, but it’s something like, “I would smash out a babies brain on a rock” or something like that…I think it’s in Macbeth unless I smoked up all those cells!

    • Dax
      Dax says:

      This was part of the conversation between Macbeth and his wife, in which Lady Macbeth describes her anger at Macbeth’s ‘cowardice’. This is not a soliloquy as it is not her own thoughts, rather a conversation.

  2. Halle Hensley
    Halle Hensley says:

    Okay, so i click on ‘The raven himself is hoarse’ and at the top it says that it was said by Lady Macbeth,Hamlet act 1 scene 5. It’s not in Hamlet people, its in Macbeth!!!!!!!


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