Macbeth Act IV

A major purpose of Act IV of The Tragedy of Macbeth is to foreshadow events related to Macbeth’ downfall
The first apparition child with a helmeted head
first apparition’s prophesy Beware Macduff. Beware the Thane of Fife
The second apparition a bloody child
the second apparition’s prophesy No man born from a woman can harm Macbeth
the third apparition a child with a crown on his head and a tree in his hand
the third apparition’s prophesy Macbeth will be safe until Birnham Wood comes to fight him on Dunsinane Hill
What is the point of the spell? To give Macbeth false confidence
What has Macbeth decided to do after he was shown the second apparition? Kill Macduff
After visiting the witches in Act IV, why does Macbeth initially change his mind and decide not to have Macduff killed? He found out Macduff has fled to England.
Who does Macbeth decide to kill after Ross brings him news that Macduff has fled to England? Lady Macduff, children, servants, and anyone else around the castle.
Why does Macbeth visit the witches in the beginning of Act IV? their evil doings can help him maintain his power
Why does Macduff cry, “Oh, Scotland, Scotland? Malcolm has told him that he would be a worse king than Macbeth.
What news does Ross bring Macduff? his wife and children have been murdered
Who has agreed to help Malcolm fight against Macbeth? King Edward, Siward, and ten thousand troops
How many children does Macbeth have? None
What does Malcolm say Macduff should do with his grief? turn it into vengeance against Macbeth

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