In Act 1 Scene 2
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The Captain tells Duncan that each new challenge found Macbeth possessing even more courage than the last. He fought harder..... like a cannon loaded with more amunition than it was capable of charging. Noting the amount of blood, the Captain says that possibly Macbeth was looking for lasting fame, that the battle itself should become as infamous as the hill of Golgatha where Christ was nailed to the cross.Yes, as sparrows eagles, or the hare the lion. If I say sooth, I must report they were As cannons overcharged with double cracks, So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe. Except they meant to bathe in reeking wounds, Or memorize another Golgotha, I cannot tell— But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.