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Macbeth Show how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have to go against their own natures in order to kill Duncan Each character in Macbeth has to either fight or give in to the evil Because evil is contrary to human nature Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have to go against their own conscience in order to murder Duncan When the witches predict that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and later King of Scotland he is stunned to silence by their prophecies When murder enters Macbeths mind he is frightened by his thoughts He tries to reject his impulse declaring that he will leave everything to chance If chance will have me King why chance may crown me Without my stir Very soon he begins to confess a suggestionof horrible imaginings Soon after he admits to possessing black and deep desiresbut he is afraid to speak about them openly even to himself Later on he indites a letter to Lady Macbeth containing conjecture about the prophecies of the three witches She immediately wants to take fate into her own hands She begs the evil spirits to tear all human feelings from her for she knows that she will have to urge her husband Macbeth to become King by murdering Duncan She will have to give up all the gentle tender qualities of a woman so that she can become a sexless pitiless demon She has to make her husband ignore his own conscience She declares Thou wouldst be great Art not without ambition but without The illness should attend it By illnessshe means evil Macbeth seizes evil as one might catch a disease When Macbeth has the opportunity to think about his wifes suggestions and about his desires to become King he becomes aware of the duty that he owes to Duncan his loyal King Following a great battle with himself Macbeth decides not to go through with the murder He states to Lady Macbeth We will
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