Macbeth Act 4 Comprehension Check 2011 Secondary Solutions

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what is the first apparition and what does it say?
the armed head (Armour);it means beware of macduff

what is the second apparition and what does it tell macbeth? why does macbeth feeh he can ignore the first apparition’s warning?
the bloody child;do not fear one born of women;can ignore it bc everyone is born of women

what is the third apparition? what does it tell macbeth? why does macbeth feel he can dismiss this apparition as well?
a crowned child with a tree;it tells macbeth that he will never be killed untill Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane.he can dismiss it bc trees cannot move

what final question does macbeth have for the witches? what do the witches show him?
he wants to know if banquo’s children will rule;they show him a line of men with one at the end holding a mirror. (all look like banquo)

what is ironic about macbeth’s line “infected be the air whereon they ride,/ and damned all those that trust them?”
he is trusting the witches and now he will be damned for it

to where has macduff fled? what is macbeth’s soulution to this new problem?
england;his solution is to kill macduff

what is macduff’s wife’s reaction to the news that macduff has left her?
very mad

how does ross justify macduff’s actions to his wife?
he says that there is a good reason macduff has left but he cannot talk about it

what does lady macduff tell her son about macduff?
he is a trador

what does macduff’s son say about lady macduff?
that she will easily find a new husband

why doesnt lady mcduff leave after she has been warned?
she does not want to leave her home

why doesnt malcolm initially trust macduff?
he is not able to trust anyone at this point

what do malcolm and macduff now call macbeth? what do they think about how macbeth has been running the country?
a tyrant;they are ashamed & disgusted to call Scotland their home

how does malcolm “test” macduff’s allegiance?
he acts likes he is a tyrant and says how he will run the country down to the ground (kind of like macbeth)

what kinds of things does malcolm say he would do as king? list two
take advantage of all the women to fufill his lust;steal his land owners money & turn the people against eachother

who has malcolm joined forces with? what have they already done to go against macbeth?
king edward’s son- siward;already gathered 10,00 men & are ready to fight

describe what edward the confessor, king of england, has done for his people, according to malcolm.
cured them with prayer and had a gift of prophecy

what news does ross bring macduff? what is macduff’s immediate reaction? what does he then realize?
his family was murdered;realizes that it is all his fault because he left for england and did not take his family

what does macduff vow to do as the end of this scene?
revenge against macbeth

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