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Lady Macbeth Monologue Act 1 Scene 5b

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We will speak further, says Macbeth. If mine own face is a book of strange matters, then his reads uncertainty and doubt. But with the guidance of his doting wife, we can quash these fleeting qualms. For is it not a wife’s duty to grease the wheel of ambition so that her husband can be successful? Behind every great man, is there not a guiding woman? If dear Macbeth could only place his trust into my hands I could nurture his desire to the point where the whole of Scotland salutes him as not only ‘Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis’ but King of Scotland!For fate has assembled us here together under one roof tonight. The mouse has marched right into the lions open jaw. Just as our previous thoughts had been confirmed by the weird sisters, Duncan, the unsuspecting victim, comes to feast and slumber at Dunsinane. Why this is almost so opportune it is hard to digest!But poor old Duncan, his reign over Scotland is well past its use-by date. His heavenly mandate has withered away with age, accompanied by his sound mind and good humour. It is clear that Scotland is ready for a fresher, more contemporary leader. Someone so loyal to the throne they are willing to risk their life. Someone so humble and good-natured they get along with everyone. Someone like Macbeth. Oh how we have often planned and dreamed of such honour. Now is our opportunity to milk the prospect of achieving sovereignty.For the witches speak the truth, do they not? They first hailed Macbeth as ‘Thane of Cawdor’, an expected greeting, but then as ‘Thane of Glamis’, and what do you know? It was true within the half hour, resultant from the days victory. But king hereafter? Is it with or without provoking, I wonder, that this honour shall fall upon us? The witches have shown more than moral knowledge, and must be speaking the truth, therefore it is only a matter of time before we are living this truth.And that matter of time resides between now and the morrow! For it is true! We will be King and Queen hereafter, and live the life of luxury. And perchance even spawn a long line of kings to come! I am so pleased, I cannot wait for the nobility!But halt milady! You think too fast. So much has to be done first, this night that shall be a bitter pill to swallow. The thane must cast off his nature and clothe himself in courage to go forth as into a battle. He must indeed screw his...

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