The setting is in the Dunsinane Castle for the final battle of Macbeth. Macduff finally finds Macbeth and is ready to finally slain him as revenge for Macbeth killing his family. Macbeth is not scared due to the fact that the witches told him that he cannot die from something that is born from a woman. Macduff then responds that he was not born correctly and was not technically born from a woman, which leaves Macbeth feeling fear. “I have no words; My voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain Than terms can give thee out.” (8-10). This quote can show the reader how bad Macduff wants revenge and hopes for Macbeth to die. Macduff then goes on to say that he can kill Macbeth because of the fact he was born different and not technically from …show more content…
Soon, after Macbeth got off of Macduff, Macduff killed Macbeth with a knife and entered the room later with his severed head. Siward also finds out about his son passing and asks if he was cut on the front or back. Siward says “Why then, God’s soldier be he! Had I as many sons as I have hairs, I would not wish them to a fairer death; and so his knell is knolled.” (55-58). This shows that Young Siward died a true soldier and died in battle instead of dying with his back turned. Siward is proud of his son for dying in an honorable way and not turning away. Macduff then enters with the head and Malcome will be crowned because of the death of the king. Macduff is honored to kill Macbeth as it calls as revenge for all the murder (especially his families) that Macbeth has done just to be able to be crowned as king. During this whole time Macbeth was going insane because he knew his time was coming. The severed floating knight helmet during the apparition scene, resembles in Macbeth's head being decapitated. Macbeth did not take the hint that it was his own head and decided to fight Macduff, which is why the play ended how it
Unfortunately for Macbeth, Macduff was not born of woman. Earlier, before Macduff and Macbeth meet each other, Macduff cries, “Either thou, Macbeth, or else my sword with an unbattered edge I sheathe again unneeded” (V.vii.23). Macduff demands to battle with Macbeth and have his sword stained with his blood after the destructive action Macbeth did to his family. When Macduff and Macbeth meet, they duel until the story reveals Macduff holding Macbeth’s head. This also holds similar to when
In act 4 scene 1 Macbeth orders for the murder of macduff's entire family. In act 4 scene 2 the murders take place, and in act 4 scene 3 macduff hears of his family's slaughter. It is then, when it dawns on the reader the true extent of Macbeth's cruelty. He thinks it fit to murder people who play no part in his war for power, simply because it will send a message to those who oppose him. His id allows him to commit such atrocities remorselessly because it has overpowered his ego and superego.
He states, “The castle of Macduff I will surprise Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o' the sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls” (4.1.150-152). At this point Macbeth is out of control and is killing anybody he suspects, showing that he is clearly paranoid and delusional. Once Macduff finds out his family is killed he decides to finally kill
But I guess jokes on Macbeth, Macduff wasn’t even there and in turn this act just fills Macduff with rage and even more resolve to kill Macbeth, the one who killed the people he loved, Macduff then remarks to … that “O, I could play the woman with mine eyes and braggart with my tongue! But, gentle heavens, cut short all intermissions! Front to front Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself. Within my sword’s length set him. If he scape, heaven forgive him to.”
Macbeth gets addressed that Macduff has fled to England after the witches prophesied about Macduff and Macbeth proclaims: “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line” (4.1. 167-170). Macbeth is trying to kill Macduff’s family to deter Macduff from fighting Macbeth.
Analysis: This passage proves Macduff's loyalty to Malcolm and how he truly wants the best for Scotland. In the quote it says, “New widows howl, new orphans cry,” which illustrates that Macbeth’s thirst for power causes wives to transform into widows and children
This further emphasises the scale of his fragmented conscience, ultimately caused by his fatal flaw. In the final scene, Macduff enters with a prop of Macbeth's singular bloody head. It is seen as a sign of his conscience being held by another character or by himself. Only his 'Vaulting ambition' which was large thus ultimately leading to this
“The castle of Macduff I will surprise; seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword his wife his babes, and all the unfortunate souls” (4.1. 165-167). This shows Macbeth’s complete disregard for human life and his willingness to commit crimes to maintain his power. He sees Macduff as a significant threat and is willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate him, including murdering Macduff’s wife and children. His ambition has consumed him, and he has lost touch with morality or compassion.
In another attempt to preserve his dominion, Macbeth slaughters Macduff’s entire family. Devising his plan in order to make an example of Macduff's abandonment he says, “The Castle of Macduff I will surprise... His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls.” (4.1) It is important to realize that Macbeth is further descending into madness by committing acts of irrational violence. Rather than relying on his subjects’ loyalty, Macbeth feels as if he must terrify them into subjugation.
Macduff awaits him after what seemed to be an extremely long period of time. Once again Macbeth says, “Thou losest labor. As easy mayst thou the intrenchant air with thy keen sword impress as make me bleed... which must not yield to one of woman born.” Macduff in turn replies that he was not born naturally from him mother, that he was taken from her womb before she could give birth. It was then that Macbeth knew his fate; he would die at the hand of Macduff.
In act 4, Macbeth visits the witches for a second time, and after learning that he should fear Macduff. Upon hearing this and learning that Macduff has fled to England, Macbeth says, “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line.”. In the 2015 film version of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth hears this and tries to stop Macbeth, but he simply brushes her aside and sets out to kill Macduff’s family. By this point, Macbeth has lost all relationship with his wife and is losing the trust and support of his soldiers and noblemen. By act 5, Everything is falling apart for Macbeth, his wife has commited suicide, many of his noblemen now march agaisnt him, and he is loosing the suppoort of his soldiers.
Macbeth believe and fall for the witches which made him think that no one can harm him. "I bear a charmed life, which must not yield and to one of woman born" (5.8.12-13). As Macbeth and Macduff are fighting each other, Macbeth tells him to leave, for he does not want the blood of another Macduff on his hands. Macduff refuses and charges at Macbeth. Macduff reveals that he was not woman of born, but from his mother's womb.