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Sovereign Flower and Weeds

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Which of the following BEST explains Lennox's remark,

...to dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds?

A

The sovereign flower refers to Malcolm and the weeds to Macbeth. Lennox believes the king should exemplify the symbolic beauty of its land so that beauty overpowers the weeds, evil.

B

The sovereign flower refers to the English army and the weeds to Macbeth, showing Lennox's belief that only with Siward's army can Macbeth be removed from power.

C

The sovereign flower refers to Malcolm and the weeds to humanity's evil, and Lennox argues that even Malcolm's kingship is vulnerable to being drowned by people's inherent evil.

D

The sovereign flower refers to Malcolm and the weeds to Macbeth, and Lennox contrasts "to dew" and "drown," in that they want to help Malcolm flourish and kill Macbeth.

E

The sovereign flower refers to Scotland and the weeds refer to the witches' influence, as Lennox knows of the witches and believes them to be the underlying cause that strangles Scotland.