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Macbeths first two soliloquies at the end of Act 1 and the beginning of Act 2 are similar in some ways and different in others Macbeth tries to decide whether or not to kill Duncan in the first soliloquy and in the second is responding to a vision of a dagger pointing to Duncans chamber In his first soliloquy Macbeth cannot decide whether to kill Duncan in the hope of taking his place as king At first he thinks If it were done when tis done hoping that after Duncan was killed there would be no consequences However he realises that there would be many consequences He says Bloody instructions which being taught return to plague thinventor meaning that if teaches the people of Scotland to kill then they will kill him He also considers the fact that he is Duncans kinsman and his subject Who should against his murder shut the door Not bear the knife He finishes saying he has only Vaulting ambition which oerleaps itself And falls on thother- In his second soliloquy at the end of Act 2 Scene I he sees a dagger hovering in mid air He reaches out to try to grab it but I have thee not and yet I see thee still The dagger points towards Duncans chamber beckoning Rather that being too scared he thinks and wonders whether it is a false creation Proceeding form the heat-oppressed brain or some sort of oracular vision The dagger starts spurting gouts of blood The bell rings and he leaves to kill Duncan Macbeths conscience plays an important role in his decision not to kill Duncan in his first soliloquy He thinks how innocent and unsuspecting Duncan is and compared him to a naked newborn babe He thinks of how Duncan has honoured him with the title of Thane of Cawdor and how he is Duncans host so he should
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