Macbeth: Lady Macduff (quotes & analysis)

‘The most diminutive of birds will fight, her young in the nest, against the owl’ (A4S2) > describing the current situation > presents her as a defenseless and vulnerable victim
Dialogue between L.M and her son > highlights her motherly nature > playful teasing highlights the close relationship between the two
‘Sirrah, your father is dead. And what will you do now? How will you live?As birds do, mother’ > tries to prepare her son for the future, just in case Macduff dies > again highlights motherly nature – wants to protect her son
Lady Macbeth & Lady Macduff Lady Macduff contrasts to Lady Macbeth:> macduff constructed to highlight social conventions

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