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What purpose does the allusion to bear-baiting play in Macbeth's words,

They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly, / But bear-like I must fight the course. (5.7)?


Macbeth condemns those who attack him as inhumane and evil.


Macbeth feels that he will certainly die by the end of the day.


Macbeth believes himself to be at his best when he uses unchecked violence.


Macbeth sees himself in a desperate, violent position.


Macbeth no longer wishes to fight, but he knows he will have to defend himself.

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