Macbeth Act IV

What does the witches appear to be doing in Scene 1? Making a spell
Who visits the witches? Macbeth
What was the first apparition? What does it mean? An armed head. It means beware the Thane of Fife, Macduff.
What was the second apparition? What does it mean? A bloody child. It means that no man born from woman will defeat him
Why was Macbeth not worried about the second apparition? Every child is born from woman so he dismissed the thought.
What was the third apparition? What does it mean? A child crowned, with a tree in his hand. It means that Macbeth will be king until Birnam Woods comes to Dunsinane Hill.
Why wasn’t Macbeth worried about the third apparition? Because he thought it was impossible for trees to move, so he just dismissed the thought.
What was the last thing that the witches told Macbeth? The witches told Macbeth that they saw eight kings, and they were all descendants of Banquo.
Why was Macbeth worried about the last thing that the witches said? Because Fleance escaped, so it was possible that the prophecy would come true.
Where has Macduff fled? England
Who gives the news of where Macduff fled? Lennox
How does Lady Macduff feel about Macduff taking off? She feels betrayed. She feels that he is a traitor. She is mad that he just left her and her child. She basically says that he is dead to her.
What does the messenger tell Lady Macduff? The messenger tells Lady Macduff to flee because it is not safe there.
Who does the murderer kill at the end of Scene 2? Lady Macduff and her son.
How does Malcom test Macduff to see if he’s on Macbeth’s side? He is saying what a terrible king he would make (even worse than Macbeth!) in order to test Macduff. He wants to see if Macduff is really there to save Scotland and be loyal to Malcolm, or if Macduff is there to trap Malcolm and turn him over to Macbeth.
Who tells Macduff that his family was murdered? Ross
What is Malcom trying to do with the grief that Macduff feels over the loss of his family? He’s trying to convert the grief to anger.
What do Malcolm and Macduff plan to do? Malcolm and Macduff plan on killing Macbeth and restoring the peace in Scotland.
Who is being sent to fight? Siward