After first feigning ignorance, Macbeth comes forward with an excuse. Macbeth tells Macduff and Lennox that when he went to Duncan's room and found him dead, he became enraged by the sight of the guards, covered in blood and holding the daggers, and killed them. He claims it was in his grief he committed the murder to avenge Duncan's death.
The true reason he killed the guards is that when he went to approach Duncan, one of the guards yelled "Murder!" in his sleep and caused both guards to awaken. He kills them to cover his tracks, as witnesses were not an option.
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What reason does Macbeth give for killing King Duncan's guards?
A. He didn't want the guards to say they had seen Macbeth in the king's room.
B. He wanted King Duncan to have the company of his best guards in death.
C. He was angry after the guards admitted to having killed King Duncan.
D. He was overcome with anger after seeing Duncan's body covered in blood.