Act IV Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Apparitions: visions created by the Witches

Lady Macduff: Macduff’s distraught wife

Son: Macduff’s child

Summary

Scene 1
The Witches are preparing a magic potion and casting a spell. They chant incantations three times to make sure the charm’s power will be strong. Macbeth greets the Witches and demands that they give him information about the future. The Witches call upon Apparitions to inform Macbeth of his future.

The first Apparition is that of an armed head saying he should beware of Macduff. The second Apparition is that of a bloody child and it states that no man born of woman will harm Macbeth. The third...

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