Act 1 Scene 7

  1. 1. What reasons does Macbeth give against killing King Duncan?

  1. 2. Why does Lady Macbeth tell Macbeth the following:

I have given suck, and know

How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me.

I would, while it was smiling in my face,

Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums

And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you

Have done to this. (I.vii.54-59)


  1. 3. How does Lady Macbeth want to kill King Duncan?

  1. 5. In what respects is Lady Macbeth both admirable and despicable in this scene?


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