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In act IV scene iii of Shakespeares Macbeth Macduff learns that Macbeth killed his wife and his children Also encouraged by Malcolm he decides not to accept the situation and say I did not do anything to cause this--which is considered as womanly defense Instead he will turn his sadness into anger and decides to take revenge by killing Macbeth--which is considered as manly and honorable act These ideal characteristics for men and women seem to be assigned by society overtime Earlier in the play a man was considered as brave strong someone who does not have pity like Macbeth in act I--who fights against enemy very bravely A woman on the other side is just the opposite of that she cries fears and she is more passive in life Lady Macduff is told to leave because she is in danger Whither should I fly I have done no harmwhy then alas do I put up that womanly defence to say I gave done no harmIViii Malcolm encourages Macduff to stay strong and be the man Macbeth was encouraged to do similar things in act III scene IV What man dare I dare Approach thou like the rugged Russian beardare me to the desert with thy sword if trembling I inhabit then protest me the baby of a girl where he talks to the ghost and says that he is not scared like a little baby girl He acts brave like Macduff who decides to kill Macbeth Man does not fear anything too Macbeth being one of the bravest men in his society answers the question of Lady Macbeth are you a man in a fearless way Ay and a bold one one dare to look on that which might appal the devilIIIiv and Macduff does not fear Macbeth who says that he is even more brave that the devil I think their society honors the men who are brave like a man not like
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