Macbeth Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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If you worked for a newspaper and had to interview Lady Macbeth, what types of questions would you ask her the day after the death of Duncan?

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Although this is an interesting question, there are also a couple of definite limits that have to be set on any person questioning Lady Macbeth. The first of those limits relates the how the play itself is set up. The reader is aware of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's culpability only because the reader is allowed to see the private conversations between the two. Therefore, any other character or person, although they might slightly suspect something amiss, could never know the depth of blame that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth deserve. The second of the limits is that, because of Lady Macbeth's status as a noblewoman (and soon-to-be queen), there are expected standards of decorum for speaking with her. Thus, questions that are asked must be framed by these two limitations.

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