¨Round about the cauldron go; In the poisoned entrails throw" (Macbeth IV.I. 4-5)
"Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks. Thou hast harped my fear aright!¨
"Be bloody, bold and resolute. laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm macbeth¨
"Be lion-melted and be proud, and take no care who chafes, ..Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam wood to high dunsinane hill Shall come against him".
Act 4. 1. The act opens up to the three witches casting yet another spell around the cauldron. Their head witch, Hectate, then comes in and gives the witches praise for their doings and the foursome sing a song together.
" Wisdom? To leave his wife, to leave his babes, His mansion and his titles in a place From hence himself does fly? He loves us not"
"You know not Whether it was his wisdom or his fear"
Act 4.1. Macbeth walks in on the witches and demands that they tell him what is going to happen to him. Then, a strike of thunder happens.
"I am not treacherous"
" but macbeth is. A good and virtuous nature may recoil in an imperial charge. But i shall crave your pardon"
Act 4.1. After the thunder strike, The three apparitions come in to warn Macbeth that bad things are going to happen, to which he pretty much dismisses them. They show him a dead, bloody child and a child being crowned king. The second child makes Macbeth upset as he had always wanted an heir; a legacy, which he would never get.
" Devilish Macbeth by many of these trains hath sought to win me into his power, and modest wisdom plucks me from overcredulous haste."
" Fare thee well. these evils thou repeat'st upon thyself hath banished me from scotland- O my breast, Thy hope ends here!
Act 4.2. Lady MacDuff, her son and Ross all discuss MacDuff's apparent abandonment of his family. Lady MacDuff feels as though her husband does not love her and care enough about his family to stay.
Act 4.3. Malcolm and Macduff have reached a safe place far away from Scotland where they have begun to talk about Macbeth as a traitor and plot his death to get the country back in order.
Act 4.3. Macduff and Malcolm continue to plot the downfall of Macbeth. Ross then enters. With the help of Ross, who gives the pair a briefing on what has happened to Scotland since they have left.