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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)
The guards' drinks, "their possets," have deadly effects, which are even now trying to kill the guards.
It does not matter if they wake up because the guards are as good as dead for failing to protect the king.
Lady Macbeth does not care whether the guards live or die as a result of the drink.
Because they are in a drunken sleep, the guards appear dead.
The guards have to fight their own nature if they want to remain alive.