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Act IV, scenes ii and iii - Lady Macduff and the rise of Malcolm

English Literature



16m 0s

What is the role of Lady Macduff? What is the role of Malcolm? Tutorial summary: Return to theme of gender and analysis of key quotations in Act IV, scene ii, comparing Lady Macduff to Lady Macbeth and exploring what this brutal scene demonstrates about Macbeth’s descent into evil. Careful attention to the complicated opening to Act IV, scene iii, with analysis of key quotations: in what ways is Malcolm Macbeth’s foil? What is Shakespeare exploring about kingship? Links to James I.


Miss Stella Vassiliou

Miss Catherine Hartley