Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth informing her of his new title and strange encounters with witches who foretold his future of becoming a king until she is interrupted by a messenger.
Oh Macbeth, you could earn the title of a king but I fear that you won't be able to do it. You don't have the cruelty to take the throne even though it should be yours.
The king is coming with Macbeth to Night!
Lady Macbeth wants this prophecy to come true, but worries that Macbeth is too kind to go through with it. She summons the spirits to give her power to go through with this crime she has thought of; killing the king!
All you spirits, help me come up with these murderous thoughts and make sure that I feel no regret after killing the king. When Duncan sets foot in this castle, he won't be leaving. Ever.
Macbeth returns just as Lady Macbeth finishes her soliloquy and informs him of her plans. She tells him that killing the king will change their lives forever and instructs him to welcome the king kindly, but then help her take care of him later.
Act kind to the king while he is here, and deceive him later.
We will speak further.
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