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Macbeth is a popular play written by William Shakespeare, which is a

tragedy. In order for Macbeth to be crowned king, King Duncan would have to die.

There are two main characters in the play that want the power from Duncan and are too

anxious to wait. Those two characters are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Lady Macbeth

was the one who came up with the ideas and schemes to kill King Duncan. Whenever

Macbeth would be unsuccessful through the process of killing Duncan, she would back

him up. Although Macbeth wanted to get out of murdering Duncan he couldn’t. To

make Macbeth kill Duncan Lady Macbeth had to constantly manipulated Macbeth.

Duncan is Macbeth’s cousin so it would be harder for Macbeth to stab him to death while

he’s sleeping.

When Macbeth sent Lady Macbeth a letter saying that Duncan was going to stay

with them for the night and then leave the next morning, she was already starting to plan

out his murder. Through the process of killing Duncan, there would always be something

that Macbeth would not do right, and so Lady Macbeth would have to do it over. In (2.2

62-64) Lady Macbeth says, “why did you bring these daggers from this place? They must

lie there, go carry then and smear the sleepy grooms with blood.” Then again in (2.2 65-

67) Macbeth reacted “I’ll go no more, I am afraid to think what I have done look on’t

again I dare not.” When Macbeth killed Duncan, he forgot to leave the daggers by the

drunken chamberlains, he was already regretting killing Duncan. When he returned to

the castle, Lady Macbeth was surprised to see him holding the bloody daggers. Afterward

when Macbeth refused to bring the two bloody daggers back; Lady Macbeth took them

out of his hands and went to the chamber where Duncan laid dead. When Lady Macbeth

came back into the castle she says, (2.2 80-86) “My hands are of your color, but I shame

to wear a heart so white. I hear a knocking at the south entry retire we to our chambers.

A little water clears us of this deed: how simple is it then.” When she returned from the

chamber saying that her hands or the same color as. I’m covered in the same blood as

yours are. Someone is coming let us get to our chamber and pretend like we were

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