12Act IV, scene i:Macbeth visitsWeird Sisters again.
13Three more prophecies: Armed head: “Beware Macduff…” (IV.i. 71)Bloody child: “…none of whom woman born should harm Macbeth” (IV.i.81)Crowned child w/ a tree: “Macbeth shall never banquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him” (IV. i ).
14Then, he wants to know about Banquo--- Sees eight kings, the last with a mirror, followed by Banquo’s ghost.
15Biblical Allusion. Mask theme. “Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. / Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, / Yet grace must still look so” (Iv. ii ). - Malcolm about MacbethBiblical Allusion.Mask theme.
16-Macduff after hearing about his family Bird imagery Gender theme “All my pretty ones? / Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? / What, all my pretty chickens, and their dam, / At one fell swoop?” (IV. ii ).-Macduff after hearing about his familyBird imageryGender theme
17Act IV, scene ii- Lady Macduff and family murdered. Son speaks to mother about his philosophy of virtue: “Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang them up” (IV.ii ).
18Act IV, scene iii—Macduff and Malcolm unite forces in war against Macbeth: “Old Siward w/ ten thousand men / Already at a point, was setting forth. / Now we’ll together; and the chance of goodness. / Be like our warranted quarrel!” (IV.iii ). -Malcolm
19“Dispute it like a man” (IV.iii.221) -Malcolm to Macduff after the news of his familyWhich theme?
20“I shall do so; But I must feel it as a man” (IV.ii.222-223). -Macduff’s reply to MalcolmWhich theme?
21“O, I could play the woman with mine eyes” (IV.ii.232). -Macduff Gender Roles.