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Unformatted text preview: Pham 1 Stephanie Pham H. Wilson IB English August 26, 2009 Macbeth Study Guide Act IV Scene 1: • The irony of that statement lies in the fact that the witch, who is seen as a symbol of evil and malevolence, calls the visitor “wicked,” when she is wicked herself. Yes, Macbeth is wicked and evil because he has committed murder multiple times, but the witch calling him that is like the pot calling the kettle black. 37. The first apparition that the witches show Macbeth is the armed head, which can be taken to symbolize violence or war, as it was mentioned earlier that Macbeth killed someone in battle and hung their head on a stick. The second vision Macbeth sees is that of a bloody child, which could mean that Macbeth goes too far later and kills a child out because he had descended too far into darkness. There are also two other visions, out because he had descended too far into darkness....
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