2What does Macbeth’s “Is this the dagger” speech (II. i What does Macbeth’s “Is this the dagger” speech (II. i ) tell you about his mental state before killing King Duncan?What excuse does Lady Macbeth give in Scene ii for not killing Duncan herself?Later in this scene, what physical part does she play in Duncan’s murder?
3How does Macbeth show in Scene ii that he understands the enormity of the deed he has done? What excuse does Macbeth give for killing Duncan’s grooms? How do the other characters react to Macbeth’s words? Why?Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee? How does Macbeth use their flight to his advantage?