Macbeth Act 4, Scene 2
Updated: 2/23/2021
Macbeth Act 4, Scene 2

Storyboard Text

  • "Sirrah, your father’s dead.And what will you do now? How will you live?"(4.2.2)
  • "If he were dead, you’d weep for him. If you would not, itwere a good sign that I should quickly have a new father" (4.2.3)
  • I doubt some danger does approach you nearly. If you willtake a homely man’s advice,Be not found here. (4.2.4)
  • liar!
  • Son: "He has killed me, Mother. Run away, I beg you!" (4.2.5)
  • At Macduff’s castle, Lady Macduff accosts Ross, demanding to know why her husband has fled. She feels betrayed. Ross insists that she trust her husband’s judgment and then regretfully departs. Once he is gone, Lady Macduff tells her son that his father is dead, but the little boy perceptively argues that he is not.
  • a messenger hurries in, warning Lady Macduff that she is in danger and urging her to flee. Lady Macduff protests, arguing that she has done no wrong. A group of murderers then enters.When one of them denounces Macduff, Macduff’s son calls the murderer a liar, and the murderer stabs him
  • Lady Macduff turns and runs, and the pack of killers chases after her.