Macbeth Act 4 study guide

Floating head “Beware the Thane of Fife (Macduff)”
Bloddy child “No man born of women can harm him.”
A crowned child holding a tree “Macbeth doesn’t need to worry until the wood meets the hill” (lines 105-107).
Procession of 8 kings, the last carrying a mirror- Banquo’s ghost walks at the end of the line That Banquo’s children will rule Scotland.
When Macbeth learns that Macduff has fled to England, what does he resolve to do? He plans to kill Macduff’s family.
What happens at Macduff’s castle? -Ross tells Macduff that Macbeth has runaway.-Lady Macduff and son are killed.
List three reasons why, according to Lady Macduff, her husband has fled to England. -He lacks the natural touch to protect his children.-He doesn’t love them.-He is a traitor.
Does Macduff’s son believe that there are more honest men or liars in the world/ According to him, which of the two groups should do better in the world and why? He believes there are more liars in the world and that the lears would dominate over the honest men (lines 62-64).
How does Malcolm test Macduff’s loyalty? He’s saying bad things about himself to see if Macduff has the right answer because he was suspicious of Macbeth being an agent for Macbeth (93-97, 63-64).
Where are Malcolm and Macduff waiting? English court.
What does Malcolm want to borrow from King Edward? He wants to borrow a troop of 10,000 men to invade Scotland.
What does Malcolm suggest to Macduff when he learns of his family’s murder? Malcolm is telling Macduff to get angry and kill Macbeth (268-269).