Macbeth yea it did start getting bad after a while

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Macbeth: Yea, it did start getting bad after a while. Just listen to what happens next. Unfortunately, I felt that there was some doubt among my people, and when I was named King, there was even more dubious sentiment of my motives. I felt that this was the case with Banquo, particularly, so since I was king, I convinced three murderers to kill him. So one day I throw a feast, to celebrate my new noble title, and also to create an alibi, because during the feast, Banquo would be murdered. Conan: Describe your mental state during all of this – from before you kill Duncan to the night that Banquo is murdered. Macbeth: Okay so before I killed Duncan, I was really hesitant, very apprehensive, and overall very shaky about the whole murder part of killing Duncan, and that was due in a gigantic part to my wife, Lady Macbeth. She had a whole femme fatale guise to her, and she just constantly, vigilantly, coerced me into doing all of these things by questioning my manhood and belittling me. After I killed Duncan, I was obviously terrified, but I had to cover it up. I was dying inside, but eventually, I started embracing the fact that I was the King of Scotland, and I should kill anything in my path towards a successful reign. And my most extreme case of paranoia was Banquo, so I had him killed. This is where it starts getting intense.
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Patel Conan: This wasn’t intense up till now? Macbeth: In my opinion, this is where things completely turned around, and this is the point where things began going downhill. At the feast, I hallucinated that I saw the ghost of Banquo. I had known that he’d been dead because I’d been informed, but in front of all my Lords, I completely lost it and began talking to a ghost that only I could see. Conan: How did you cover it up? Macbeth: my wife told all my lords that it was a childhood malady that I’ve had since my youth, but dude, it was still crazy. Conan: Okay, continue. Macbeth: So now, I'm concerned for my well-being and my safety, so I visit the witches that gave me the prophecies, remember? This is where it all goes downhill. So I go to their cave, and I ask them for some prophecies. And basically they conjure up some apparitions, and I learn that I don’t have to be afraid of Macduff because nobody born from a woman can kill me, and until these Birnam Woods near my castle march, I’ll be safe. They also show me that Banquo’s descendants are going to be kings for a very long time. But I didn’t think much of it because I
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