Macbeth Study Guide Questions– Act 4

What is Macbeth’s attitude toward the witches when he meets them this time? He is arrogant to them, not afraid of them, and he doesn’t ask them for something he demands
What four thing do the witches show him?What do each vision say to him? 1- an armed man, “beware Macduff”2- a bloody child, “none of a woman born can harm Macbeth”3- crowned child, with a tree in his hand, “Macbeth will reign until Birnan Wood moves to Dunsinane4- Banquo’s ghost leading 8 kings
Macbeth say of the witches, “Infected be the air whereon they ride/ And damned all those that trust them” what is he, in effect, saying about himself He condemned himself because he said “all damned all those that trust them”
Where is Macduff? England with Malcolm (Duncan’s oldest son)
Why does Macbeth have Macduff’s family and servants killed? he is trying to get rid of his competition; make Macduff fearful of him; couldn’t get Macduff himself so he killed them instead
What news does Ross bring to Macduff? that his wife, kids, and servants, were killed
What are the fulfillment’s for each of the vision the witches showed Macduff? 1- Macduff is the threat2- Macduff is ripped from his mothers womb3- The army carries tree branches to hide the armies numbers4- Banquo is an ancestor of James I of England