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Topic: Act I, Scene V

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Re: Act I, Scene V

LADY MACBETH

    Great Glamis! worthy Cawdor!
    Greater than both, by the all-hail hereafter!
    Thy letters have transported me beyond
    This ignorant present, and I feel now
    The future in the instant.

MACBETH

    My dearest love,
    Duncan comes here to-night.

LADY MACBETH

    And when goes hence?

MACBETH

    To-morrow, as he purposes.

LADY MACBETH

    O, never
    Shall sun that morrow see!
    Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under't. He that's coming
    Must be provided for: and you shall put
    This night's great business into my dispatch;
    Which shall to all our nights and days to come
    Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom.

MACBETH

    We will speak further.

LADY MACBETH

    Only look up clear;
    To alter favour ever is to fear:
    Leave all the rest to me.

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Re: Act I, Scene V

Lady Macbeth is power hungry and wants the "future in  the instant." She wants to be the Queen of Scotland and is willing to kill the king for it. In this scene she said that she would put this great night into her own dispatch, but in the end Lady Macbeth puts it on Macbeth's shoulders to kill the king. Is it that the King look like her father that forced her to force Macbeth to kill the King or were there other factors?