Macbeth by dffhrtcv3


Act IV, Scenes I-III
Major Characters
   The lead character in the
    play. He is a very brave
    warrior. He is also very
    easily persuaded. He is
    persuaded by the words of
    the three witches and his
    wife, Lady Macbeth, to
    overtake the throne. After
    killing Duncan he is taken
    over by guilt.
   He is a Scottish Nobleman. He
    is next in line for the throne
    after Macbeth, so Macbeth
    plans to kill his wife and son in
    attempt to scare him. Macduff
    leaves his wife and son to take
    refuge with Malcolm in
    England. After learning of his
    family’s murder, Malcolm
    persuades Macduff to lead an
    army against Macbeth to
    overtake him.
   He is the eldest son of
    Duncan. He was supposed to
    be next in line for king,
    however, after Macbeth kills
    his father Duncan, he takes
    refuge in England with
    Edward the Confessor,
    biding his time until he could
    lead an army against
    Macbeth. He is the man who
    kills Macbeth and take his
    place on the throne.
Minor Characters
Lady Macduff and Son
   After Macduff flees to
    England, Lady Macduff
    believes that he is dead and
    informs her son of his fate.
    She is not emotionally
    affected by this fact, and then
    soon after hearing the news
    of her husband’s death she is
    murdered along with her son
    by a murderer that was hired
    by Macbeth.
   He is often the
    messenger of news, and
    he relays events to other
Three Witches
   The witches convince
    Macbeth to kill Duncan
    by telling him that
    someday he will be king.
    They also convince
    Macbeth to kill
    Macduff’s family by
    showing him three
Plot Overview
Act IV, Scene I
   Macbeth speaks with the three witches where he has
    second thoughts about his decisions to seize the throne.
    The witches summon apparitions which give Macbeth
    reassurance about his actions. The apparitions alter
    Macbeth’s way of thinking, to get him to murder
    Macduff in order to secure the throne. Macbeth
    initially disregards the warning about Macduff but
    ultimately succumbs to the apparitions’ manipulative
Act IV, Scene II
   Lady Macduff and Ross have an exchange
    about Macduff’s decision to leave. Lady
    Macduff decides that Macduff’s actions were
    unjustifiable and that he was not a noble man to
    begin with. A messenger then warns Lady
    Macduff of a close by danger. She ignores this
    and eventually a murderer breaks in and kills
    her son and chases her.
Act IV, Scene III
   Macduff informs Malcolm of the previous
    events in Scotland. Malcolm goes to question
    Macduff’s actions. Malcolm continues to boast
    that he himself would be a better king than
    Macbeth. Macduff is then visited by Ross who
    bears the news of Macduff’s family’s death.
    Macduff is briefly overcome with sadness but is
    soon persuaded by Malcolm to avenge his
    family’s death.
Important Quotes
Act IV, Scene I, (Lines 90-94)
   “Be lion mettl’d, proud, and take no care
    Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are:
    Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until
    Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill
    Shall come against him.”

   The third apparition said the quote.
   The quote was said to Macbeth.
   The speaker was referring to the prophecy that Macbeth will be un-harmed until
    challenged by Great Birnam Wood.
   The quote is significant to the play because it shoes that the witches try to
    manipulate Macbeth’s thoughts.
   The audience can draw that Macbeth will now feel that he is safe from everyone
    except Great Birnam Wood.
Act IV, Scene I (Lines 150-154)
   “The castle of Macduff I will surprise; seize upon Fife; give to the edge of
    the sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in
    his line. No boasting like a fool; This deed I’ll do before this purpose

   Macbeth said the quote to himself.
   The speaker is referring to murdering Macduff and all that follow him.
   This quote is significant to the play because it shows that Macbeth is very
    easily tempted by the witches ‘warning.’
   The audience can draw that Macbeth will kill Macduff in attempt to
    protect the throne.
Act IV, Scene I (Lines 122-124)
   “Horrible sight! Now, I see, ‘tis true;
    For the blood-bolter’d Banquo smiles upon me,
    And points at them for his.”

   Macbeth said the quote.
   He said it to the witches.
   The speaker was referring to seeing Banquo point at the kings to
    suggest that he wants to obtain revenge for his death.
   The quote is significant because it shows that Macbeth has doubts
    in his actions, and ultimately in the witches.
Act IV, Scene II (Lines 6-14)
   “Wisdom! to leave his wife, to leave his babes,
    His mansion and his titles in a place
    From whence himself does not fly? He loves us not;
    He wants the natural touch; for the poor wren, the most diminutive of birds, will flight-
    Her young ones in her nest-against the owl.
    All is the fear and nothing is the love;
    As little is the wisdom, where flight
    So runs against all reason.”

   Lady Macduff said the quote.
   She said it to Ross.
   The speaker was referring to the fact that even though the father, (Macduff), wouldn’t fend for his children, she
   This quote is significant because it shows the strength of Lady Macduff, and what she thinks about her husband.
   The audience can draw that Lady Macduff no longer has faith in her husband to support her and her family.
Act IV, Scene II (Lines 38-40)
   “Yes, he is dead: how wilt thou do for a father?
    Nay, how will you do for a husband?
    Why, I can buy me twenty at any market.”

   Lady Macduff 38, 40, Son 39.
   It is an exchange between the two.
   The exchange ultimately refers to the importance of a father, and a
   The quote is significant because it shows that Lady Macduff has no real
    value for a husband because she can provide for her family herself.
   The audience can draw that a husband is not that valuable to Lady
Act IV, Scene II (Lines 85-86)
   “He has kill’d me, mother: Run away, I pray you!”

   The son of Lady Macduff says it to Lady Macduff.
   The speaker is referring to the fact that he has been murdered and the Lady
    Macduff should flee before she is murdered also.
   This quote is significant because it shows the maliciousness of because he
    has murdered Macduff’s son without a real Motif.
   The audience can draw that Macduff’s son has been murdered.
Act IV, Scene III (Lines 228-229)
   “Be this the whetstone of your sword: let grief Convert to anger; blunt not
    the heart, enrage it.”

   Malcolm says the quote to Macduff.
   The speaker is reffering to the death of Macduff’s family, and to turn his
    grief from this tragedy into anger to take revenge upon Macbeth.
   This quote is significant because it shows the manipulative side of
    Malcolm, and it brings out Malcolm’s intentions to overtake Macbeth.
   The audience can draw that Malcolm is trying to turn Macduff’s greif in to
Act IV, Scene III (Lines 204-207)
   “Your castle is surpris’d; your wife and babes
    Savagely slaughter’d; to relate the manner
    Were, on the quarry of these murder’d deer,
    To add the death of you.”

   Ross said the quote.
   He said it to Macduff
   The speaker was referring to the death of Macduff family.
   This quote is significant because now Macduff knows the fate of his
   The audience can draw that it was a brutal murder.
Act IV, Scene III (Lines 201-203)
   “Let not your ears despise my tongue for ever,
    Which shall possess them with the heaviest sound
    That ever yet they heard.”

   Ross said the quote.
   He said it to Macduff.
   The speaker was referring to the fact that he was bearing bad news,
    but that he does not want to be despised because of it.
   This quote is significant because it shows the loyalties of Ross, and
    how delicate of a character he is.
   The audience can draw that Ross is bearing the news of Macduff’s
    family’s death.
Scene I
   First Snitch (Originally Witch): Hannah
   Second Snitch (Originally Witch): Caitlin
   Third Snitch (Origianally Witch): Amy
   Macdude (Originally Macbeth): Cody
   Honey (Originally Hecate): Dominique
   Lenny (Originally Lennox): Quinn
   First Text Message (Originally Apparition): Hannah
   Second Text Message (Originally Apparition): Caitlin
   Third Text Message (Originally Apparition): Amy
Scene II
   Macbuff’s Girlfriend (Originally Lady
    Macduff): Caitlin
   Ross: Cody
   Macbuff’s little bro (Originally Son): Hannah
   Phone Call (Originally Messenger): Dominique
   Thug (Originally Murderer): Quinn
Scene III
   Macbuff (Originally Macduff): Cody
   Malcolm: Amy
   Ross: Hannah
   Dad (Originally Doctor): Caitlin

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