15th May 2018

Macbeth – Act 5, Scene 8

Act 5, Scene 8 Summary

Location: Another part of the field.
Characters: Macbeth, Macduff
Events: Macbeth and Macduff meet in battle. Macbeth says he cannot be defeated by anyone woman-born, before Macduff reveals he was ‘untimely ripped’ from his mother’s womb. Macbeth is dismayed and refuses to fight, but soon realises he rather fight to the death then be cowardly and not. Macduff then slays Macbeth and takes his life.
Quote/s: “Despite thy charm;
And let the angel whom thou still hast served
Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb
Untimely ripped.”

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