Macbeth Study Guide -ACT 4

Witch 2 says, “By the pricking of my thumb, somethjng wicked this way comes.” To whom is she referring? (Pg.132 in the text) Macbeth
What is Macbeth’s attitude towards the witches this time? Demanding and wanting to know what the witches were doing
What four things did the witches show Macbeth? What does each show/say? What is Macbeth’s reaction? •beware the thane of fife (Macduff)•no one born of a women can harm Macbeth•not defeated until Birnam wood moves to Dunsinane Hill-Macbeth feeling confident •banquo’s sons as kinds -Macbeth not feeling confident
Macbeth says (about the witches), “The air on which they ride is infected. Damn all those who trust them!” What is Macbeth, in effect, saying about himself? He’s saying that he’s damned too
Where is Macduff? England
Why does Macbeth have Macduff’s family and servant killed? Macduff’s family is the next best thing since he couldn’t get to Macduff. Macduff is a traitor and not loyal to Macbeth
Why does Lady Macduff’s son say liars and sweaters are fools? He’s saying that there are no more truthful people in this world anymore
Malcolm says, “Angels are still bright even though Lucifer, the brightest angel, fell from heaven.” What does that mean? Macbeth was once a good man, than he became a killer
Macduff says, “Oh, Scotland, Scotland!” Why? He thinks Scotland is going to fail with Macbeth as king
What news does Ross bring to Macduff? Macbeth killed Macduff’s family & servants