Faith, here's an equivocator...to heaven (2.3.9-12)
Faith, hereís an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale; who committed treason enough for Godís sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven. O, come in, equivocator. (Porter)(3.2.9-12).
The equivocator is the second damned soul the Porter encounters as he imagines what it would be like to be hell's gatekeeper. This passage is an allusion to a very significant event in the life of Shakespeare. Click here to find out why the Porter meets an equivocator.
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Mabillard, Amanda. Macbeth Glossary. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth/macbethglossary/macbeth1_1/macbethglos_faithquiv.html >.