One of the most famous soliloquies in the play Macbeth is the Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow soliloquy. The soliloquy takes place after Macbeth knows that Macduff is going to charge his castle. The last prophecy from the witches is no one born of woman will harm Macbeth. At this moment, Macbeth is not worried that Macduff can harm him because Macduff is born of a woman. Macbeth is getting a little worried though because Macduffs men are approaching Macbeths castle. He then hears the news that his wife is dead and commences with this famous soliloquy. The soliloquy can be found on page 356 in Act 5, lines 21-30.
The first line in the soliloquy is Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; This means that time will inconsiderably and slowly go on from day to day and until the end of time. Macbeth has a major reason to say that time will move slowly, because he has just heard the news that his wife is dead and that he has no queen to rule with him. The second line if the soliloquy is And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. This means that yesterday has only created fools. Macbeth says this because he was foolish for listening to Lady Macbeth and killing Duncan. He now sees the consequences she has paid for her dirty deed, which were sleepwalking and now death. The third line in this soliloquy is probably the most famous which is Out, Out, brief candle! This is Macbeth showing that his candle, Lady Macbeth, has been blown out. At this moment, there is a sense of emptiness inside of Macbeth because his wife has died.
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The next line says, Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. This is showing that real life is like a play. This shows that a persons life is like an actors role in a play because after a person dies, you do not hear from them anymore. This is just like when a play is over, you do not hear from the actor again, because the actors job has ended. The last line of the soliloquy is It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury Signifying nothing. This means that a person is foolish by getting ahead by wrong means, which in the end does not grant them any satisfaction.
This flashes back to when Lady Macbeth says, Where our desire is got without content, Tis safer to be that which we destroy Than be destruction dwell in doubtful joy. Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 5-7. She is unhappy with herself in this passage because she had just been crowned queen but she is not happy with this because the guilt of plotting the murder of Duncan is weighing on her mind. Lady Macbeth has now paid for the murder of Duncan with her own agony and life. The soliloquy is filled with many emotions such as lethargy, hatred, bitterness, despair, weariness, and hopelessness. All of these emotions come through in this soliloquy because it is a time of immense pressure for Macbeth because his wife has just died and his castle is going to be charged upon.
He is lethargic toward time because it is going to move so slow to him because his wife is dead. He has hatred and bitterness toward himself because he is the one who murdered Duncan. He has despair, weariness, and hopelessness toward life in general because his wife is dead and his castle is going to be marched upon. This soliloquy is very important to the play because it is Macbeths last soliloquy and it sums up his life and life in general. It helps to show his decline in emotions and a decline in the way he feels toward what is going on his life, because his wife has died and his castle is being taken from him..