Macbeth Act 4

In the following lines in Act 4 Scene 1, what does the First Witch tell the witches to do?First Witch:”Round about the cauldron go;In the poisoned entrails throw.Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-oneSweltered venom sleepign got, Boil thou first i’ th’ charmed pot.” Throw the poisoned entrails into the cauldron
In Act 4, Scene 1, Why does Macbeth most likely list the destructive effects of the witches’ wind? To acknowledge their powerover human beings
In Act 4 Scene 1, what is one aspect of Macbeth’s tragic flaw? his overconfidence in himself
In Act 4 Scene 2, why is Lady Macduff angry with her husband? She is angry because his leaving throws suspicions on his loyalty
In Act 4 Scene 2, what does the reader know that makes the son’s joke to his mother an example of dramatic irony? Macbeth already sent men to kill the honest child
In the following lines from Act 4 Scene 2, which sentence best paraphrases Lady Macduff’s insult?Lady Macduff:”I hope in no place so unsanctified (unholy)Where such as thou mayst find him.” The murderer is so bad that the only places that he can go are unholy ones
In Act 4 Scene 3, why does Malcolm claim that Scotland will suffer more troubles? He has many faults
What does King Edward’s special ability of healing disease through prayer show? It shows that he rules justly and well
In Act 4 Scene 3, What does Malcolm want Macduff to do to keep his heart from breaking? to express his grief over his family openly
In Act 4 Scene 3, who does Macduff blame the death of his wife and children on? his own sinfulness
When Macbeth visits the witches, which visions convince him that he will not be ddefeated? One vision that convinces him is the bloody child who says that “none of woman born. Shall harm Macbeth.” The other vision that convinces him is the child who says that Macbeth will not be defeated until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill.
How does Lady Macduff react to the news that Macduff has fled to England? Lady Macduff is mystified and angry that Macduff would leave his children.
Why does Malcolm question Macduff’s loyalty? Malcolm thinks Macduff may be working for Macbeth, because the two were once friends.
Why has Ross come to Malcolm and Macduff in England? He wants Malcolm and Macduff to return to Scotland and raise an army to oppose Macbeth.
What news does Ross have for Macduff? He reports, relunctantly, that Macduff’s family and servants have been slaughtered.
Explain how each of the apparitions that Macbeth sees in Act 4 Scene 1 matches the news it brings Macbeth. Apparition #1 is an armored head which warns Macbeth to beware of Macduff. The apparition’s appearance matches Macduff’s plan to make war against Macbeth.Apparition #2 appears as a bloody child and tells Macbeth to be bloody because someone born of woman cannot kill him. This pcrophecy matches the appearance of the child (birth) and the blood on the child matches the prophecy to be bold and bloody.Apparition #3 appears with a tree in its hand and has a crown which tells Macbeth that he cannnot be defeated until Birnam Wood comes to his castle. Also, the enemies Macbeth fears want to crown a new king, and the apparition has a crown.
Explain Macduff’s reaction to Malcolm’s admission of 3 different faults. Fault 1#: Malcolm claims that he is lustful. Macduff’s reaction is to say that there are plenty of willing women in Scotland to satisfy Malcolm’s lust.Fault #2: Malcolm claims he is greedy for wealth. Macduff responds that the king of Scotland has so much that he will not feel greed, and that the greed will be tempered by Malcolm’s other good qualities.Fault #3: Malcolm claims that he lacks all good qualities of a king and wants to breed discontent and war in Scotland. Macduff pities Scotland and tells Malcolm that his bad qualities shame his parents.
What evidence in Act 4 Scene 1 presents Macbeth as being the superior figure of a tragic hero? 1- Macbeth can command the witches in spite of their powers over the world.2- Macbeth can command the services of the demons the witches serve.3- Macbeth has the courage to confront and make demands of the terrifying apparitions.
What evidence in Act 4 Scene 1 reveals Macbeth’s tragic flaw of ambition and his willingness to kill for it? 1- Macbeth goes to see the dangerous and powerful witches to learn more about his fate.2- Macbeth will kill Macduff even though the apparition claims he should not fear him, just to be more secure on his throne3- Macbeth claims that he will no longer wait to act, but be ambitious and act immediately to seize power.4- Macbeth’s willingness to kill Macduff’s children reveals that there are no boundaries on what he will do for his ambition.

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