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In Act 2 scene 2 Lady Macbeth has drugged the guards of Duncan's chamber.

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Introduction

In Act 2 scene 2 Lady Macbeth has drugged the guards of Duncan's chamber. After she has drugged them she goes to meet her husband Macbeth in the courtyard. Macbeth does feel guilty about what he has done; Macbeth has bought the daggers with him by mistake, which would put them in great danger. Lady Macbeth now has to go back to the Kings chamber to return the daggers. If Macbeth hadn't realized that he had the daggers with him it would have been a disaster. Lady Macbeth seems to be more fearless, whereas Macbeth has a guilt conscious about everything. Macbeth is haunted on how he will never be able to sleep peacefully again as he says in line " "Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more." (41-42). ...read more.

Middle

Macbeth did not wish to kill Duncan. He is the King's protector. The weird sisters do frighten him. Their prophecy was so strange. How could they possibly know about Macbeth becoming of Thane of Cawdor? Surely they must be conspiring with Satan. Another thing that scares Macbeth is Banquo. His oldest, loyalist friend Banquo. He is afraid that he suspects his plans to kill king Duncan. He can still remember a conversation they shared in the courtyard of his castle. He said to me'' i dreamt of the three weird sisters. He has decided that he should kill Duncan. To him it is what he is supposed to do. If he weren't, the witches would have never given me that prediction. But when he went into his room, and stabbed him which the dagger, he had so much blood. ...read more.

Conclusion

Now only one thing fills his mind. Regrets. Regrets that he shall never forget. Macbeth has no idea on how he is going to cope with his crime. Lady Macbeth has not supported him. She merely puts him down. Lady Macbeth has been heartless and cold. Macbeth couldn't put the daggers back after mistakenly bringing them with him. She said: ''Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers...I'll guild the faces of the grooms withall, for it must seem their guilt.'' Blood does not faze her at all. Macbeth fears the consequences. Will he get caught? He shall have to revisit the three weird sisters and find out that way. After all, they predicted banquo to father kings. They must be obstacles. Macbeth cannot afford to think with a heart. Now he must go. There is a frightful knocking at the gate. ''Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!' ...read more.

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