Analyzing Act 2 Scene 2 In Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

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The particular scene I have chosen to commentate about in the play of Macbeth by William Shakespeare is Act 2, Scene 2. "That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold.
What hath quenched them hath given me fire" Lady Macbeth starts off the scene by blaming his evil deeds on the overload of Alcohol. She predicts her husband's actions right when he began, the owl shrieks with a scary "good night". She exclaims her emotions by stating the importance of the snoring guards outside Duncan's Chamber, in a sarcastic manner. Macbeth soon returns with bloody daggers and asks "I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?". Lady Macbeth explains about the owl scream and the sound of crickets crying. Shakespeare builds up the peak in this play and forces the audience to be unsure of Macbeth's next move, a
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Macbeth, being as easily influenced as he can be, also gets convinced by his wife to precisely plan and execute a murder. This murder was not just of any peasant or soldier, it was the murder of the country's King. Reasoning behind the murder is the greed to obtain Kingship quicker than naturally timed.

Personally this scene describes Macbeth's behaviour, traits, weaknesses and what he is capable of, all in the one scene. Weaknesses consists of his lack of ability to interpret what is right and wrong, believing 3 creatures or being convinced by your life partner to force you to perform evil deeds. This scene is the description of Macbeth. This part of the play was the most appealing as Macbeth, the protagonist was described like an open book within this scene. A book which is readable by most other characters in the play, mainly Lady Macbeth and the "weird
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