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Reluctance to Murder

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Macbeth, Act I, Scene 7, William Shakespeare, 1623

Shakespeare, William. "Macbeth: Act I, Scene Vii." N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Macbeth: Entire Play. MIT Shakespeare Database, 1993. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.

In lines 1-2 (“If it…done quickly”), Macbeth’s reluctance to commit the murder is demonstrated through all of the following EXCEPT

A

the use of speculative if/then clauses.

B

the reference to the act of murder only as a pronoun.

C

the repetition of conditional verbs.

D

the emphasis on the murder’s outcome.

E

the presence of logical contradictions.