Read the following passage: LADY MACBETH. Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy na
ture; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. Thou'ld'st have, great Glamis, That which cries, "Thus thou must do," if thou have it, And that which rather thou dost fear to do, Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round, Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal. ￼William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, scene v How does Lady Macbeth feel about her husband in this passage? ￼ A. She believes he is weak and won't do what needs to be done to become king. ￼ B. She believes that he won't be loyal to the king and will be branded a traitor and executed. ￼ C. She believes he is too superstitious and will want to hear more of the witches' prophecies. ￼ D. She believes he is lucky to have been granted a new title and should remain faithful to the king.
Answer: In the passage provided, Lady Macbeth (A.) believes he (her husband) is weak and won't do what needs to be done to become king.
Explanation: After reading Machbeth's letter,<u> Lady Macbeth expresses that he deserves to be king as he does not lack ambition, but that he is too kind</u> ("Art not without ambition, but without
/The illness should attend it"). Therefore,<u> she believes that her husband is not aggressive enough to do what it takes to be the new king.</u> At the end of this passage, she says that she cannot wait to reunite with Macbeth at home in order to convince him to do what it needs to be done to become king. In that way, option A. is the one that presents Lady Macbeth's view of her husband.