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Macbeth

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Death and Nature

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Which of the following BEST explains Lady Macbeth's line "that death and nature do contend about them, whether they live or die"? (2.2)

A

The guards' drinks, "their possets," have deadly effects, which are even now trying to kill the guards.

B

It does not matter if they wake up because the guards are as good as dead for failing to protect the king.

C

Lady Macbeth does not care whether the guards live or die as a result of the drink.

D

Because they are in a drunken sleep, the guards appear dead.

E

The guards have to fight their own nature if they want to remain alive.