WHO said: "is this a dagger which i see before me,/ the handle toward my hand? come, let me clutch thee./ i have thee not and yet i see thee still,/ art thou not, fatal vision, sensible/ to feeling as to sight? or art thou but/ (rest in details)

...."a dagger of the mind, a false creation,/ proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?/ i see thee yet, in form as palpable/ as this which now i draw./ thou marshall'st me the way that i was going;/ and such an instrument i was to use." who said it and what does it means?

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Macbeth says this. He is very stressed out about having to kill the king. He thinks he sees a dagger pointing the way to Duncan's chambers. The dagger is imaginary: it is Macbet's anxiety that makes him see it.

macbeth was a guilty concious person.His guilty concions made him see the illusion of the dagger pointing towards him.


macbeth abridged by charles and mary lam