Folie à deux: A riff
Macbeth, Leopold and Loeb, the Papin sisters, The Maids, Parker-Hulme, Heavenly Creatures Don't Deliver Us From Evil
In Act I, scene 7 of Macbeth, Macbeth expresses doubts about killing Duncan, the King of Scotland. There is still enough morality in him to shiver at the thought of murder. He asks his wife, Lady Macbeth, "And if we should fail?" You can hear the submissive plaint in the language. It’s clear who wears the pants. Lady Macbeth replies,
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