Macbeth Act 4 Test Notes

What is the main purpose of Act IV? foreshadowing of downfall of macbeth
At the beginning of Act IV, a witch calls out “Something wicked this way comes” just as Macbeth approaches. What can you infer from her comment? That Macbeth has become evil
What kind of person is Macduff’s son? he was questioning and brave
To what senses do these lines appeal?Fillet of a fenny snake, / In the caldron boil and bake; / Eye of newt and toe of frog, / Wool of bat and tongue of dog, / Adder’s fork and blindworm’s sting . . . Sight, touch, and hearing.
What do the witches tell Macbeth to do? be fearful of macduff
What is imagery? language that provokes senses,
Which image is used repeatedly throughout the play? blood is repeated
Which senses are appealed to in these lines from Macbeth?Nay, had I pow’r, I should / Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell, / Uproar the universal peace… Taste, sight, and hearing
What plan do Macduff and Malcolm settle on at the end of Act IV they plan to invade Scotland.
Why does Malcolm tell Macduff that he is not fit to rule Scotland? He does not trust macduff at first and wants to see if he is an enemy of Macbeth.
What happens to Macduff’s wife and child? They both get killed by Macbeth murderers
Why does Macduff go to London? To bring Malcolm back to over throw Macbeth.
credulous**. having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
sundry ** of various kinds; several.
perncious** having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
judicious** judement
Who is the most judicious character in the play? Macduff showed great judement
Know how to use possessive forms.
ESSSAAAYYY : Some of the most vivid and memorable images of the play appear at the beginning of Act IVas the witches dance around their boiling caldron. In an essay, describe how the imagery in this scene reinforces the theme of evil that occurs throughout the play. For example, how do the contents of the pot echo the evil we see in the play? How do the chanting and the dance of the witches suggest the deepening level of evil that is growing in Scotland? Give examples to support your ideas

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