In Act IV of Macbeth, the Second Witch says "something wicked this way comes" as Macbeth approaches. How is that true? The Macduffs are often thought of as the opposite of the Macbeths in the play. Do you agree or disagree? Compare and contrast the two woman and two men. Finally, in Act V, what does the sleepwalking scene reveal about Lady Macbeth? At the end of the play do you feel sorry for Macbeth? Why or why not?
Finger of birth-strangled babeDitch-delivered by a drab,Make the gruel thick and slab.Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,For the ingredients of our cauldron.
Each new mornNew widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrowsStrike heaven on the face, that it resoundsAs if it felt with Scotland and yelled outLike syllable of dolor.
Whither should I fly?I have done no harm. But I remember nowI am in this earthly world, where to do harmIs often laudable, to do good sometimeAccounted dangerous folly. Why then, alas,Do I put up that womanly defense,To say I have done no harm?