November 18, 2014
Synopsis: Macbeth Act IV
Macbeth talks to the three witches again to know more about his future.
The witches said that Macbeth needs to beware of Macduff; No one born from a woman can defeat Macbeth; and He will not be defeated until the Birnam woods walk against him.
Macbeth is seeing again the ghost of Banquo together with the kings who are marching who which he believes Banquo’s descendants.
Macduff flee to England that made Lady Macduff upset saying that Macduff can be pointed out as the traitor because of going away and he needs to protect his family.
A messenger came and advised Lady Macduff to go away and take her children because something bad is coming.
The murderers who were hired by Macbeth came to Macduff’s castle and kill his entire family including everyone in his castle.
Macduff and Malcom are talking about Macbeth’s betrayal and Malcom compared him to Lucifer, who was once the brightest and trusted angel who became evil.
Malcom is testing Macduff’s loyalty, saying that he will not be a good king but Macduff gives good words about him.
With the words of Macduff, he made Malcom believed his loyalty and integrity to fight against Macbeth and prepared an army.
Ross came and reported to Macduff that his entire family and people in the castle were murdered and Malcom said that he should turn his anger and grief to revenge to Macbeth, and now they prepared a battle against him.
1. “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff
Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough” -First Apparition
This quote was said by the first apparition that warned Macbeth to beware about Macduff. This quote is significant because even before Macbeth talked to the apparition, he was already worried about Macduff and now because of this prophecy, he was really encouraged to get rid of Macduff.
2. “No, they were all out at peace when I did leave ‘em.” -Ross
This quote is a dramatic irony. We know that Macduff’s family was already dead but Ross didn’t put up the words straight to Macduff rather