List The Three Apparitions ( Image ) And What Each Means

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Macbeth Name: Michaela Ludwig
Act IV Study Guide

List the three apparitions (image) and what each means.
1. “...Beware Macbeth, Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.” (4.1.71-72) An armed head

The first is an armed head sent to warn Macbeth of The Thane of Fifes arrival. Macduff will come back to ruin him.
2. “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.” (4.1.79-81) A bloody child

The second is a bloody child telling Macbeth to be violent, bold, and strict and laugh to hurt. No man born of a woman will harm Macbeth.
3. Child crowned, with a tree in his hand. “Be lion melted, proud, and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or who conspirers are. Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill Shall come against him.” (4.1.90-94)

The third is a child crowned holding a tree who tells Macbeth to be proud and strong like a lion. Do not worry about who hates you, who resents you, or who plans against you. Macbeth shall never be beat until the Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane comes against him.

2. When Macbeth asks if Banquo’s children will ever reign, what is he shown? Explain.
The witches show Macbeth “A show of eight Kings and Banquo last (the eighth King) with a glass in his hand...For the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me And points at them for his.” (4.1.123-122) Macbeth is

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