Macbeth Ambition

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"why do I yield to that suggestion
Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair
And make my seated heart knock at my ribs"
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The first of the witches' predictions have come true - Macbeth is now the Thane of Cawdor. The second prediction is that he will be King. Thoughts go through his mind of how he might become the new king. Macbeth uses euphemisms like "suggestion" and "horrid image" to talk about killing the king. Is he so horrified with the thought that he can't bring himself to say the word murder?
Lady Macbeth does not believe that Macbeth has it in him to kill the king so she prays to dark forces to give her the power to be able to carry out the task herself. She asks the spirits to become more like a man; or it can mean she does not want to have any gender, she does not want to be a man or a woman - she wants to be inhuman.