|Visions created my the Witches.
|Macduff’s distraught wife
|How does Macbeth’s attitude differ from the first encounter with the witches?
|He is more confident and is interested in what the witches have to say.
|What does this change in attitude show about the change in Macbeth’s character?
|He is more expecting of greatness compared to the surprising news that one day he will be king in Act one.
|Explain how these are stereotypical witches.
|Cast spells, product future, ugly.
|Discuss the apparitions so far in the play.
|1. A head with a helmet 2. A bloody child 3. A child wearing a crown holding a branch
|A head with a helmet
|A bloody child
|No man born of woman can harm you.
|A child wearing a crown holding a branch
|You will not be harmed until Birman wood moves toward Dansinane.
|Why does Macbeth readily accept the predictions made by the second and third apparitions?
|He has become so obsessed with power that he is no longer reasonable and believed the unbelievable.
|When Macbeth insists on knowing what the future holds for Banquo’s children, how does the witches answer him?
|Be careful what you wish for.
|In the witches’ procession of kings, why do some kings carry double and triple scepters?
|The scepters represents ruling more than one country at one time.
|Why does Banquo’s ghost carry a mirror in relation to Macbeth’s last question to the witches?
|To show a continuous blood line of kings from Banquo.
|What relationship do Macbeth and Macduff have at this time? Why?
|They are enemies. Macduff believes Malcolm should be king.
|Hi has Macbeth become a ruthless, unfeeling person? Support your reasoning
|His ambition drives him to kill innocent woman and children to get revenge on Macduff.
|How does the decision to kill Macduff’s family differ from his decisions to murder Duncan and Banquo?
|His decision is no longer political and killing Macduff’s family is pure evil.
|Based on the conversation between lady Macduff and her son, what type of person is she?
|She serves as a foil character to Lady Macbeth because she is loving, gentle, and innocent
|Compare the characters of lady Macduff to Lady Macbeth? Discuss their similarities and differences.
|Lady Macbeth is cruel, fake, murderous, ambitious. Lady Macduff is loving, gentle, innocent.
|How does the dialogue between lady Macduff and her son affect the reader’s response to their murder?
|It makes the murder more horrible and the audience hates Macbeth.
|How does Malcolm describe himself to Macduff in their conversation?
|He is not the type of person to make a good king because: 1. Full of lust 2. Full of greed 3. No qualities to be king.
|Why does Malcolm misrepresent his character to Macduff ?
|To test if he could be trusted
|What good news about “gracious England” does Malcolm tell Macduff?
|King Edward and Siward have lent ten thousand troops to help overthrow Macbeth.
|What news does Ross bring Macduff about his family?
|They were murdered by Macbeth assassins
|Why might Ross be reluctant to give Macduff the news?
|Macduff will be devastated, Ross wants Macduff to focus on overthrowing Macbeth.
|What is the double meaning of the line: “No, they were well at peace when I did leave’em”
|He is hinting that they are in peace because they are dead.
|How does Ross’s behavior build up the intensity of the scene?
|The audience knows that Lady Macduff and her son are already dead.
|What advice does Malcolm give Macduff in order to control his grief and redirect his emotions? Why?
|Act like a man, and turn your greed into anger.
|What does Macduff vow? Does he react the way people do in real life? Explain.
|He will kill Macbeth on a one-on-one fight.
The Tragedy of Macbeth Act 4
August 17, 2019