Speeches (Lines) for Son in "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 2
  • As birds do, mother.
  • As birds do, mother.
  • 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
  • With what I get, I mean; and so do they.
  • With what I get, I mean; and so do they.
  • Lady Macduff. What, with worms and flies?

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

3 IV / 2
  • Why should I, mother? Poor birds they are not set for.
    My father is not dead...
  • Why should I, mother? Poor birds they are not set for.
    My father is not dead, for all your saying.
  • 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
  • Nay, how will you do for a husband?
  • Nay, how will you do for a husband?
  • 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
  • Then you'll buy 'em to sell again.
  • Then you'll buy 'em to sell again.
  • Lady Macduff. Why, I can buy me twenty at any market.

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

6 IV / 2
  • Was my father a traitor, mother?
  • Was my father a traitor, mother?
  • 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
  • What is a traitor?
  • What is a traitor?
  • Lady Macduff. Ay, that he was.

    Son. What is a traitor?

8 IV / 2
  • And be all traitors that do so?
  • And be all traitors that do so?
  • Lady Macduff. Why, one that swears and lies.

    Son. And be all traitors that do so?

9 IV / 2
  • And must they all be hanged that swear and lie?
  • And must they all be hanged that swear and lie?
  • 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
  • Who must hang them?
  • Who must hang them?
  • Lady Macduff. Every one.

    Son. Who must hang them?

11 IV / 2
  • Then the liars and swearers are fools,
    for there are liars and swearers enow...
  • Then the liars and swearers are fools,
    for there are liars and swearers enow to beat
    the honest men and hang up them.
  • 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
  • If he were dead, you'ld weep for
    him: if you would not, it were a good sign...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Thou liest, thou shag-hair'd villain!
  • Thou liest, thou shag-hair'd villain!
  • First Murderer. He's a traitor.

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

14 IV / 2
  • He has kill'd me, mother:
    Run away, I pray you!
    [Dies]
    [Exit LADY MA...
  • He has kill'd me, mother:
    Run away, I pray you!
    [Dies]
    [Exit LADY MACDUFF, crying 'Murder!' Exeunt]
    Murderers, following her]
  • 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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