Macbeth comes to the witches and demands to know the truth about his prophecy. Summon 4 apparitions › 1. An armored head › 2. A bloody child › 3. A crowned child › 4. 8 kings and Banquo
1 st apparition warns Macbeth of Macduff 2 nd apparition says Macbeth will not be killed by a man born from a woman 3 rd apparition says Macbeth is safe until the Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane Hill Macbeth still not satisfied › Asks if Banquo’s prophecy will be fulfilled Witches warn against finding out more › 4 th apparition appears-line of kings
Lennox tells Macbeth that Macduff has fled to England. Macbeth decides to send murderers to kill Macduff’s wife and children.
Do you think there is such a thing as too much knowledge? › Why or why not? Would you choose to know your own future if you could? › Why or why not?
Lady Macduff is angry that her husband fled and left her and her children defenseless Does not flee when told to because she argues that she is innocent Lady Macduff tells her son that his father is dead Son refuses to believe this and stands up for his father
Murderers arrive Kill Lady Macduff, her children, and the servants
What does the murder of the Macduff’s signify in Macbeth? How does Lady Macduff attack her husband’s masculinity? › Page 133 › Different from lady Macbeth?
Malcolm’s test of Macduff › Tells Macduff he is lustful, greedy, and violent › Macduff disagrees at first › Admits that scares him for the sake of Scotland › Therefore, passes the test Malcolm is pleased that Macduff has shown himself to be loyal to Scotland, NOT JUST to whoever happens to be on Scotland’s throne.
Ross enters and speaks of the horrors taking place in Scotland. Later confesses to Macduff that his wife and children are dead Macduff announces that he will use his anger to get revenge and kill Macbeth
“Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell./Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace,/Yet grace must still look so.” › Meaning? King Edward can “heal” people with his touch. › Meaning? “No, they were well at peace when I did leave 'em.” › Play on words
MALCOLM : Dispute it like a man. MACDUFF: I shall do so, But I must also feel it as a man. I cannot but remember such things were that were most precious to me. › Importance of this statement?