Macbeth ACT 4

Witch 2 says “by the prickin of my thumb something wicked this way comes” who comes? Macbeth comes
What is Macbeths attitude towards the witches this time? He is demanding, Trying to take charge.
What four things did the witches show macbeth? what does each show/say? what is Macbeths reaction They show him an armed head, a bloody child, a crowned child with a tree in its hand, and, finally eight kings followed by banquos ghost. respectively, they show/ foretell Macbeth to beware of Macduff, the he will not be harmed by anyone “born of woman” that he will not be vanquished until birnam wood becomes Dunsinane ( the woods moves up the hill to the castle), and that banquo’s descendants will be kings. Macbeth believes the first three show him to be invincible but he definitely doesn’t like that one about banquo. he pretty much decides to deal with this problem of his family line.
Macbeth says (about the witches) “infected be the air whereon they ride, and damned all those that trust them!” What is Macbeth in effect saying about himself He is damned (verbal irony)
Where is Macduff? he is in england helping Malcolm raise an army.
Why does Macbeth have Macduffs family and servants killed? Macduff is not liyal to Macbeth which makes Macbeth angry.
Why does Lady Macduffs son say liars and swearers are fools? He implies that since there are more of them than honest people, they should get together and hang the honest folks they are foolish to leave themselves in jeopardy when they could overcome the honest people.
The thematic paradox “fair is foul and foul is fair” is restated by lady macduff. What does she say? Things are not what they seem. she is saying that the good are being punished while the evil are being rewarded.
Malcom says “angels are bright… yet grace must still looks so.” what does that mean? The devil was of course at one time the brightest angel. the point is that things aren’t what they seem. (major theme) He also suggest that, even the brightest angel fell, other angels are still bright (or good) and must not be judged according to the devils actions.
Macduff says “oh scotland oh scotlan” why? Malcolm has just told him what horrid king he (malcolm) would be if he were on the throne instead of Macbeth. Given a choice, then, between Malcolm and Macbeth, he gravely fears for his country’s future.
What type of king does Malcolm tell Macduff he will be? Why does he say such things? He makes the big speech about having none of the “king-becoming graces”He is saying what a terrible king he would make (even worse than Macbeth!) in order to test Macduff. he wants to see if Macduff is really there to save scotland and be loyal or if macduss is there to trap malcolm and turn him over Macbeth.
What news does Ross bring to Macduff? describe his reaction. Ross brings news of Macduff’s family’s murders. shock blames himself, then outrage – swears vengence on Macbeth.

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