How does Lady Macbeth show control in act 2, scene 2 of Macbeth?

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In act two, scene two, Lady Macbeth displays composure and maintains control over the tense situation by attempting to rationalize her husband's fears, calm him down, and finish executing the crime. When Macbeth initially leaves Duncan's chamber, he is visibly shaken and reveals his guilty conscience by saying, "This is a sorry sight" (2.2.20). Lady Macbeth corrects her husband by remarking that his comments stem from "foolish" thoughts.

Macbeth proceeds to say he heard one of the chamberlains remark "God bless us!" but laments that he could not reply by saying "Amen." Lady Macbeth continues to maintain composure and attempts to calm her husband's emotions by saying, "Consider it not so deeply" (2.2.30).

Macbeth then asks why he could not say "Amen," and Lady Macbeth tries to rationalize her husband's experience by encouraging him to forget about the crime and dismiss his active imagination. Despite Lady Macbeth's self-control and rational approach, Macbeth continues to grieve and elaborates on...

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