Macbeth Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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In Act II of Macbeth, in what ways (besides murder) does Macbeth's behavior become unheroic, even unmanly? What do you think causes this behavior?

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Act II of Macbeth confirms Macbeth as tragic. Having so boldly served his king, he now embroils himself in his obsession to ensure that the witches prophesies come true. Initially, he is reluctant to go through with it but,having steeled himself to do so and on the ringing of the bell, he not only murders Duncan but Duncan's guards.

Macbeth is definitely a contradiction. It is debatable whether he feels any remorse after killing Duncan or - more likely - fears being caught and this is the reason for his confusion. Any indication of regret

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