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It foreshadows a later event in which he was killed by Macduff who was taken from his mother's womb, meaning he wasn't born of a woman.

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Q: Why was Macbeth warned that no man born of woman can harm him?
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Why does Macbeth believe Malcolm cannot harm him?

Because no man of woman born can harm Macbeth. And Malcolm was clearly of woman born (and dead useless in a battle, as we know from the second scene)


What message does the bloody child give Macbeth?

"No man of woman born shall harm Macbeth."


Why does Macbeth believe that Malcolm can not harm him?

The spirits predicted that no man born of a woman could harm Macbeth


Why does Macbeth believe that Malcolm cannot harm himself?

Macbeth does not believe that Malcolm cannot harm himself. He is quite prepared to believe that Malcolm might harm Malcolm, which is what "harm himself" means. Macbeth does believe that Malcolm cannot harm him (i.e. Macbeth) because Malcolm's mother was apparently a woman and the witches said that none of woman born could harm Macbeth.


What does second apparition tell Macbeth?

No one born from a woman will be able to harm him


Why could macduff harm Macbeth?

Macduff was not born of a woman because his mother had a C section. The witches said no man born of woman could kill Macbeth.


What made Macbeth change his mind from thinking macduff could kill him?

The prophecy that none of woman born could harm Macbeth. Macbeth wasn't to know that by a technicality, Macduff wasn't "of woman born".


How is Macduff able to kill Macbeth despite the prophecies?

The prophecy said that no man of woman born could harm Macbeth. Macduff, however, was born by Caesarian section, was "from his mother's womb untimely ripp'd". He was not therefore born in the usual sense. Due to this loophole, he is able to kill Macbeth. To be fair, one of the other prophecies warned Macbeth to beware Macduff.


Why is Macbeth first confident he will survive the battle with Macduff?

Because of the prophecy that none of woman born could harm Macbeth.


What did the second apparition tell Macbeth?

The power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Mcbeth


How does Macbeth try to reassure himself that Malcolm and Macduff are not a threat to him?

He keeps reminding himself of the prophecy that "none of woman born shall harm Macbeth."


Who said Be bloody bold and resolute laugh to scorn the power of man for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth?

The second apparitions said it to Macbeth.

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