What impression do you gain of Macbeth from the views expressed in this passage?
A. Macbeth is a heroic soldier and an honorable man.
B. Macbeth is a cruel, villainous man and is not to be trusted.
C. Macbeth is emotionally and physically weak.
D. Macbeth is a merciless killer, and everyone is slightly afraid of him.
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SERGEANT. Doubtful it stood;
As two spent swimmers, that do cling together
And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald
Worthy to be a rebel, for to that
The multiplying villanies of nature
Do swarm upon him from the western isles
Of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied;
And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling,
Show'd like a rebel's whore: but all's too weak:
For brave Macbeth well he deserves that name
Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smoked with bloody execution,
Like valour's minion carved out his passage
Till he faced the slave;
Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,
Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps,
And fix'd his head upon our battlements.
DUNCAN. O valiant cousin! worthy gentleman!
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, scene ii