Macbeth Act 4 and 5

Aprobation ghost or spirit
Dunsinane Hill In Scotland, where Macbeth’s castle is
Great Birnam Wood forest below Dunsiane Hill
Act 4 scene 1 begins… with 5 witches and hecate
“How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags, What is’t you do” Macbeth quote – showing he too is now evil, being demanding 4.1
“Unless the deed go with it. From this moment the very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand.” Macbeth quote, aside – meaning will act upon first impulse 4.1
“What had he done to make him fly the land?” Lady Macduff quote – he = Macduff and bird comparison 4.2
“Wisdom? To leave his wife, to leave his babes, his mansion and his titles in a place from whence himself does fly?” Lady Macduff quote – bird comparison, questioning love of country vs love of family 4.2
“He loves us not, he wants the natural touch. For the poor wren, the most diminutive of birds, will fight, her young ones in her nest, against the owl. All is the fear and nothing is the love, as little is the wisdom, where the flight so runs against all reason.” Lady Macduff quote – showing difference of Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff;s views of what makes a man, strength vs love 4.2
“Fathered he is, and yet he’s fatherless.” Lady Macduff quote 4.2
Sirrah, your father’s dead; and what will you do now? How will you live?” Lady Macduff quote 4.2
Lady Macduff calls Macduff… a traitor 4.2
When Macbeth sends for Macduff’s family to be killed it shows… Macbeth has gone completely over the top and complete lack of humanity, killing the innocent 4.2
“New windows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face that it responds as if it felt with Scotland and yelled out like syllable of dolor.” Macduff quote to Malcolm describing Macbeth’s bloody rule, trying to convince him to help, Marcum resistant 4.3
“Angles are bright still though the brightest fell; though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, yet grace must still look so” Malcolm quote – demonstration of motif, fair is foul and foul is fair 4.3
“I think our country sinks beneath the yoke, It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash is added to her wounds.” Malcom quote – description of Scotland 4.3
“It is myself, I know all the particulars of vice so grafted that, when they shall be opened, black Macbeth will seem as pure as snow, and the poor state esteem him as a lamb, being compared wth my confineless harms” Malcolm quote – telling he’s much more evil than Macbeth 4.3
Malcom’s bad qualities…. bloody, luxiourus, greed, deceitful and sex fanatic 4.3
Macduff’s response to Malcolm’s speech of why he’d be a bad king… We still want you anything is better than Macbeth 4.3
What Malcom says makes a good king… justice, stablness, pacientce, courage and mercy 4.3
“Died every day she lived” Macduff quote 4.3
“This noble passion, child of integrity, hath from my soul wiped the black scruples, reconciled my thoughts to thy good truth and honor” Malcolm quote – to Macduff, now changing his mind and will help 4.3
“Old Siward with 10 thousand warlike men already at a point was setting forth. Now we’ll together, and the chance of goodness be like our warranted quarrel. Why are you silent” Malcom quote
Old Siward father of young siward, from England
Young Siward son of old Siward, killed nobly in battle by Macbeth
Edward of England touches people and heals them 4.3
“Your castle is surprised, your wife and babes savagely slaughtered. To relate the manner were on the quarry of these murdered deer to add the death of you.” Ross quote – telling Macduff his family has been killed 4.3
“Let’s make us medicines of our great revenge” Malcolm quote – metaphor, grief = sickness, revenge = medicine 4.3
Malcom wants Macduff to want revenge… “let greif convert to anger…” 4.3
Who are new foil characters Macbeth and Macduff
Act 5 scene 1 Lady Macbeth sleepwalking and going crazy, been sleepwalking for 3 nights so far, written in prose instead of blank verse to show her going crazy and doctor is commoner
What does Lady Macbeth need to sleep at night? night light 5.1
Thane of Fife Macduff 5.1
“All the perfume of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand” Lady Macbeth quote – hyperbole 5.1
Who else is fighting against Macbeth? Malcolm, Siward, Scottish rebels and english army help 5.2
“Some say he’s mad, others that lesser hate him do call it valiant fury” Caithness quote talking about Macbeth 5.2
“Now does he feel his title hang loose about him, like a giant, like a giant robe upon a dwarfish thief” Angus quote 5.2 about Macbeth