RL.1. Analyze a theme’s development over the course of a text. Analyze how a theme emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined(Line:2)
Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed(line:1)
Harpier cries "tis time, 'tis time!"(Line:3)
RL.2 Analyze what the text says explicitly. Analyze inferences drawn from the text. Cite specific and relevant textual evidence to support analyses.
A deed without a name(Line:49)
How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags? What is 't you do? (Line:48)
In act 4, scene 1 starts out in a cave, where the witches begin to stir up a magical stew to bring trouble to humanity. Macbeth then calls on the witches in the name of their "dark magic". Next Macbeth promises to act immediately on his impulses, such as traveling to Macduffs castle in FeFi and killing his wife and children. In the next scene, Lady Macduff and her son affectionately joke about her ability to find a new husband, but then a messenger warns her that she faces a deadly cruelty. While scene three takes place in England. Ross knows about the murder of Macduffs wife and children, but the news is to terrible to report. Lastly,towards the end of the act, their troops are ready to attack, only needing the kings permission.
RL.4 Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
I have done no harm(Line:70)
As the story starts the first scene is in a cave, it is in a cave because the witches are string up a magical stew to bring trouble to hummanity. The theme changes throughout the play to make more of an effect on the scenes and different parts of the story. The cave is dark and creepy like the witches. It slowly transfers to the next theme but not dramatically as you can tell in these next few pictures.
RL.4Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning Analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on tone.
Come go we to the king. Our Power is ready; Our lack is nothing but our leave. (Line:240)
In this next scene Macbeth is talking to the witches. He calls them hags which is just a different way of calling them witches. After the witches vanish Macbeth hears noises outside the cave and calls out to them. On pg.265 (Lines 144-156) Macbeth promises, he will act immediately on his impulses and complete his thoughts with actions. He will travel to Fefi and kill Macduffs wife and child.
Be not found here. Hence with your little ones!(Line:65)
Towards the end of Act 4 scene 3 Macduff is ready to defend his homeland.