Why is Macbeth not afraid of Malcolm?
Why is Macbeth not afraid of Malcolm? Macbeth is not afraid of Malcom because he was born of a woman, and the witches told him that he would not be killed by a man born of a woman. Macbeth tells the doctor to cure Lady Macbeth’s mind and help her to go back to the way she was before they murdered Duncan.
Why is Macduff not of woman born?
In Macbeth, Macduff was “born of woman” but was “untimely ripped” from his mother’s womb. His mother gave birth via caesarean section. Whatever the cause for this, Macduff’s birth is significant, because it aligns with the prophecy designed to mislead Macbeth.
What does Macbeth plan to do at the end of Act 3 Scene 4?
He resolves to do whatever is necessary to keep his throne, declaring: “I am in blood / Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o’er” (3.4. 135–137). Lady Macbeth says that he needs sleep, and they retire to their bed.
What does Macbeth say about Macduff?
Macbeth tells Macduff not to waste his time. It would be as easy, Macbeth says, to make a cut (“impress… with thy keen sword… the intrenchant air”) on the air, as to make Macbeth bleed. Macbeth has a “charmed life”, he says and no-one born of a woman can kill him.
Why does Macbeth believe he leads a charmed life?
Macbeth believes he has a charmed life because of two later prophecies delivered by apparitions summoned by the witches.
What does unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles mean?
The doctor explains that ‘Unnatural deeds / Do breed unnatural troubles’ (V, i, 69–70), meaning that Lady Macbeth’s strange behaviour has been caused by something unnatural. He recommends that the gentlewoman keep a close eye on Lady Macbeth and remove anything that she might use to cause herself harm.
What famous line does Lady Macbeth say?
“look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” “When you durst do it, then you were a man” “Great Glamis! Worthy Cawdor!” “Yet I do fear thy nature: it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.”
Who is the new king of Scotland in Macbeth?
What does the doctor tell Macbeth is the only thing that can cure his wife?
He says that her illness is beyond his medicine for the physical body – she needs something for her soul (More needs she the divine than the physician) and that Lady Macbeth will have to help herself. Macbeth then says that if there is no medical cure, medicine is a useless profession (“Throw physics to the dogs…”)
What does the messenger tell Macbeth he sees coming?
What does the Messenger tell Macbeth he see coming toward Dunsinane? How does Macbeth respond? Messenger tells Macbeth that trees are moving toward the castle. Macbeth does not believe him at first; then, sounds the alarm for battle.
What is ironic about Lady Macbeth’s constant handwashing?
What is ironic about Lady Macbeth’s constant “handwashing”? Dramatic irony; she is apparently washing her hands, but the audience knows she is washing away the metaphorical spots of blood from her involvement in/guilt from the King’s murder.
Why does Macduff say he will kill only Macbeth?
Macduff wants to kill Macbeth because Macbeth killed his entire household, and because Macbeth is driving their country into the ground. Everyone wants the bloodthirsty Macbeth gone, but Macduff has a very personal reason. Macbeth had his wife, son, and household murdered.
What does Act 5 Scene 1 indicate about Lady Macbeth?
Lady Macbeth acts irrational and mentally disturbed in act 5, scene 1. She is filled with guilt and remorse over her role in King Duncan’s murder and hallucinates as she sleepwalks. Lady Macbeth pretends to wash imaginary blood off her hands and discusses her crime.
What did Macduff say when he found King Duncan dead?
When Macduff comes back, having found Duncan’s murdered body, he reacts by saying: O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!