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Macduff's Response

MACBTH-5YEPLZ

What language use BEST communicates Macduff's reaction to finding Duncan murdered (2.3)?

A

Macduff is appalled as he uses a metaphor to equate the king with "his masterpiece," comparing Duncan to an invaluable and perfect work of art.

B

Macduff is confused by the king's death, as evidenced by the broken iambic pentameter in his response.

C

Macduff is outraged that the opportunity to meet with the king was stolen from him, as seen through his language describing a theft.

D

Macduff is subdued and awed, evidenced by the use of his religiously inflected language of sacrilege and temples.

E

Macduff is horrified as his metaphor equating the king with the "Lord's anointed temple" shows that the monarch was seen as a divine appointment.