Macbeth Translation Act 5, Scene 7
Trumpets. MACBETH enters.
They have tied me to a stake. I cannot fly, But, bearlike, I must fight the course. What’s he That was not born of woman? Such a one Am I to fear, or none.
They have tied me to a stake. I can’t run. Instead, I must stand and fight, like a bear. Where’s the man who wasn’t born from a woman? I fear him, and no one else.
YOUNG SIWARD enters.
What is thy name?
What’s your name?
Thou ‘lt be afraid to hear it.
You’ll be afraid to hear it.
No, though thou call’st thyself a hotter nameThan any is in hell.
No, not even if you called yourself a name more evil than any demon that's in hell.
My name’s Macbeth.
My name’s Macbeth.
The devil himself could not pronounce a titleMore hateful to mine ear.
The devil himself couldn’t say a name I hate more.
No, nor more fearful.
Thou liest, abhorrèd tyrant. With my swordI’ll prove the lie thou speak’st.
They fight and YOUNG SIWARD is killed.
Thou wast born of woman.But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandished by man that’s of a woman born.
Trumpets. MACDUFF enters.
That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face! If thou beest slain, and with no stroke of mine, My wife and children’s ghosts will haunt me still. I cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose arms Are hired to bear their staves. Either thou, Macbeth, Or else my sword with an unbattered edge I sheathe again undeeded. There thou shouldst be; By this great clatter, one of the greatest note Seems bruited. Let me find him, Fortune, And more I beg not.
MACDUFF exits. Trumpets.
MALCOLM and Old SIWARD enter.
This way, my lord. The castle’s gently rendered. The tyrant’s people on both sides do fight, The noble thanes do bravely in the war, The day almost itself professes yours, And little is to do.
We have met with foesThat strike beside us.
Enter, sir, the castle.
They exit. Trumpets.
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