Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

by

Susan King

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A book of praise.

Encomium Quotes in Lady Macbeth

The Lady Macbeth quotes below are all either spoken by Encomium or refer to Encomium. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Three Rivers Press edition of Lady Macbeth published in 2008.
Prologue Quotes

Drostan, who has long known me, has a fine hand with a pen and hopes to write a chronicle about me. This would be an encomium, a book of praise, for his queen. I told him it was a silly notion. […] From what my advisors say, Malcolm Canmore—ceann mór in Gaelic, or big head, two words that suit him—will order his clerics to record Macbeth’s life. Within those pages, they will seek to ruin his deeds and his name. My husband cannot fight for his reputation now. But I am here, and I know what is true.

Page Number: 2
Explanation and Analysis:
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Encomium Term Timeline in Lady Macbeth

The timeline below shows where the term Encomium appears in Lady Macbeth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Prologue
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Drostan wants to write an encomium for Gruadh. Although she told him his idea was “silly,” she secretly wants an account... (full context)