Macbeth - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 7 Summary

Macbeth now knows he must make his stand against his English assailants, led by General Siward and Malcolm. In the beginning of this scene, Macbeth battles young Siward in a bloody sword fight, slaying young Siward. He leaves, feeling confident in his defeat of young Siward. Macduff enters the scene, hunting for Macbeth, eager to avenge himself against Macbeth directly. Siward comes and they enter in the castle.

Act 5, Scene 7 Analysis

Macbeth's last act of villainy is killing young Siward. The fight increases his confidence. Macduff now enters the castle with young Siward's father. Macbeth's last prophecy buffers his confidence. How could a man who was not born of a woman kill him?

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