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What does Lady Macbeth imply in her speech, "The raven himself is horse......"?

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Posted March 4, 2007 at 9:27 PM via web

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What does Lady Macbeth imply in her speech, "The raven himself is horse......"?

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted March 5, 2007 at 12:48 PM (Answer #1)

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Ravens were considered to be birds of bad omens. Lady Macbeth, after reading her husband's letter, knows that it is up to her to find a way to help her husband become king. She calls to the spirits to take away her guilt and allow her to go through with the murderous acts.

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