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Macbeth's Irony

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Which of the following quotes demonstrates the ironic significance of Macbeth's line:

...as honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have; but in their stead,
Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath
Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not? (5.3)

A

My plenteous joys,

"Wanton in fullness, seek to hide themselves
In drops of sorrow." (1.4)

B

This castle hath a pleasant seat;

"the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses." (1.6)

C

"To show an unfelt sorrow is an office, Which the false man does easy." (2.3)

D

Unsafe the while,

"that we must lave our honours in these flattering streams And make our faces vizards to our hearts, Disguising what they are." (3.2)

E

"...at no time broke my faith, would not betray, The devil to his fellow, and delight no less in truth than life." (4.3)