Macbeth Act IV

Setting

Scene 1: The setting in scene 1 takes place in a dark cavern/cave. The witches are gathered around a cauldron.

Scene 2: The setting is located in Fife. Lady Macduff, Her son, and Ross are all in room in Macduff's castle.

Scene 3: Malcolm and Macduff are in the court in front of the King of England's Palace, King Edward the Confessor.

Foreshadowing-Scene 1:

In act 4 scene 1, the new prophecies that the witches give to Macbeth foreshadow what is yet to come for him. The prophecies include an armed head, a bloody child and a child crowned with a tree in his hand. The armed hand warns Macbeth to beware of Macduff which foreshadows Macduff will be the cause of Macbeth's death. The bloody child tells Macbeth that no woman will harm him then describes how Macduff, in detail, will be the one to kill Macbeth. The crowned child foreshadows that Malcolm is planning on attacking Macbeth which will be the vanquish of Macbeth. Macbeth doesn't take these prophecies as seriously as he took the first ones because he doesn't believe that it's possible.

The Witches

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