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Macbeth

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Painted Devil

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All of the following explanations of Lady Macbeth's words painted devil (2.2) are valid EXCEPT

A

A metaphor referring back to Lady Macbeth calling both the sleeping and the dead nothing more than pictures.

B

An ironic symbol in that it refers to Duncan, whom most of Scotland revered.

C

A continuation of Lady Macbeth's word play and symbolism of things that are covered up.

D

A symbol of themselves, evil painted in a less than fearsome manner.

E

A reference to objects that are meant to scare children, not adults.