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Macbeth Response Act One, two, three and four

Why does Macbeth decide to kill Duncan?
From the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen to be a worthy person with great courage and respect from his men. Already Thane of Glamis, Macbeth earns himself the title of Thane of Cawdor by his heroic performance on the battlefield. Macbeth'sfirst meeting with the three witches makes Macbeth nervous but it is then that hefirst has the thoughts of becoming King of Scotland. On arriving home to his castle he is greeted by Lady Macbeth who has been hatching a plan to murder King Duncan. She rids herself of feminine thoughts and any feelings of remorse and has no regrets when she pressures the uncertain Macbeth into the murder of his King. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have desires of becoming King and Queen of Scotland, and Lady Macbeth sees Duncan's arrival at Macbeth's castle as an opportunity to the quickest route to fulfilling the witch's prophecies. Macbeth is under immense pressure from his and his lady's desires, the prophecies from the witches, and the opportunities to murder his king. Even so, Macbeth murders Duncan and in the desperation of the morning after, the sons flee and Macbeth is able to become king.
How doLady Macbeth and Macbeth react to the actual murder of Duncan?
Macbeth enters King Duncan's chamber as apprehensive and nervous as when he leaves. Following an imaginary dagger, Macbeth is doubtful about the actions he is about to undertake. The doubts mount to regret as he returns gingerly to his bedroom to find his excited Lady. The Lady, confident with the nights killing is angered by Macbeth when he produces the murderous daggers which are covered in blood so she returns them. Macbeth is haunted by bodiless calls and taunts that'Macbeth shalt sleep no more, Macbeth hath murdered sleep'. Lady Macbeth dismisses these taunts as just voices inside his head.
MacDuff arrived at Macbeth's castle

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