Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Murder in the Castle, an Inside Look at the Death of King Duncan I of Scotland

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Murder in the Castle, an Inside Look at the Death of King Duncan I of Scotland
Last night, King Duncan I of Scotland was murdered in his chamber. The king was staying at the castle of his Thane, Lord Macbeth, on the night of his murder. King Duncan had been attending a party that Lord Macbeth had arranged for him and his sons.
All of Scotland is in mourning for the murder of their beloved king, but everyone wants to know who committed this foul deed, and why did they do this to their king? In this newspaper is everything that we know at this time.
When we interviewed Macbeth, he said that at one point in the night he had woken up and went outside of his room. As he approached the king's room, he saw two guards sleeping outside the door. Looking closer, he saw that the guards were holding their daggers, and that both of their daggers were full of blood and their clothes were also covered in blood. From this, he deduced that they must have killed the king. When he saw this, Macbeth could not stop himself from killing the guards. This is just one story from a witness; we cannot be sure whether or not Macbeth is actually telling the truth, but if he is, then this is a wild story, indeed. The question is, was King Duncan actually killed by his own guards, or is this a cover up. Why would Duncan’s own guards kill him? The more likely explanation is that Macbeth is lying, and that the evidence was planted to cover the truth. But, without a confession, how could anyone ever know.

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