As Macbeth and Lady Macbeth determine the best course of action, they struggle with a clash of reason and passion. In most cases, Macbeth expresses deep concern over the ramifications of his actions. However, Lady Macbeth wants quick results, regardless of their effects. For example, Macbeth considers the religious, ethical, and cultural arguments against regicide. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth’s desire to assume power inhibits her ability to think clearly and logically about the consequences of murder. When Lady Macbeth’s passion overwhelms Macbeth’s reason, their demise becomes inevitable. Like the Macbeths, many people struggle to balance logic with emotion and, as a result, experience serious disappointment, loss, and even trauma.