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Lady Macbeth has read her husbands letter concerning his meeting with the three weird sisters and their predictions One of the witches had prophesized that Macbeth would become the king Lady Macbeth is pleased but she knows that Macbeth may be ambitious but he couldnt possibly carry out the murder of King Duncan which would probably be necessary to give him the crown She knows that without her intervention Macbeth will never be a king The murder plan has already formed in her head when she learns that King Duncan is visiting Inverness their castle tonight The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements Lady Macbeth says A raven is an ill omen and symbolizes death It is clear that Lady Macbeth has no reservations about the murder of Duncan from the very beginning But she knows Macbeth wont be so easy to persuade Her hand in this matter will be inevitable So she calls for the spirits to unsex her Seemingly murder and such devilish acts are gender-related and the females are considered incapable of such evil Lady Macbeth is asking the spirits to take away her femininity which is associated with tender loving qualities and fill her with the most terrible cruelty Lady Macbeth asks to be made insensitive so that regrets have no way of reaching her heart and conscience doesnt get in the way of her plot She asks for her milk to be replaced by gall Milk is not associated with evil and is a newborns source of life Lady Macbeth obviously wants to have nothing to do with anything thats not evil She also calls for the thick night or darkness which is linked with evil to shroud everything with darkness so that no one witnesses what is about to take place and heaven or the good conscience cannot make her hesitate in the act In this speech Lady Macbeth passionately calls
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