This scene opens with Macbeth’s [[soliloquy]] where he is [[wrestling]] with his thoughts about whether to go ahead with the murder. He decides to tell Lady Macbeth that they will 'proceed no further in this [[business]]' but is then met with [[hostility]] from Lady Macbeth who attacks his [[masculinity]]. She expresses her [[anger]] at Macbeth for [[breaking]] his promise by saying 'when you durst do it then you were a [[man]].' She also says that she would rather kill her [[unborn]] child than go back on her word. She manages to [[manipulate]] him into agreeing with her by implying he needs to stop being a coward through 'screw your [[courage]] to the sticking place.'