Prophesies Macbeth

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Describe Macbeth’s second meeting with the witches.
The witches were predicting that something bad is going to happen. When Macbeth asks for another prediction three apparitions say that he should be confident and proud. He is told that he needs to be violent and to look down on others with power.

How is Macbeth’s decision to murder Macduff’s family consistent with his developing character? His decision to kill Macduff’s family is developing Macbeth’s character by showing how he is power crazy. At first he was hesitant to murder someone, but now he is willing to kill anyone in his way.

How does the third major crime of Macbeth differ from the first and second crime? This crime is different than the others because it was done in day, and it was not killing anyone in his way, but the family of that person. And also Macbeth didn’t kill them on his own, the murderers did.

What is the significance, of Macduff’s family being killed in daylight, rather than at night like Banquo and King Duncan? I think that Macduff’s family being killed in daylight shows the difference in King Duncan and Banquo’s Murder. I think it has something to do with the motive Macbeth had. His reason to kill King Duncan and Banquo was the fact that they were standing in his way of the power he could have. And his reason to kill Macduff’s family was to show Macduff “who was boss.” When Macbeth got Macduff’s family killed, he didn’t care who knew it was him who did it, infact, I think he wanted everyone to see what he did.

What is the main purpose of the interaction between Macduff and Malcolm in Scene 3- Act 4? In scene 3 act 4, Malcolm and Macduff were giving each other pep talks and talking about what Macbeth did, and how they would fight it. Macduff and Malcolm are preparing their army to kill Macbeth.

Fate vs Free Will (The Witches represent fate)
An example of fate vs free will in this book is how Macbeth kills people over the witches’...
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