Macbeth - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Malcolm and Macduff, England, talk before the King's Palace. Malcolm speaks to Macduff as though he was filled with sadness and would weep at the horror of all that has happened. Macduff tells him to be strong and take up his sword for Scotland. Malcolm is worried that Macduff may offer him to Macbeth as "a weak poor innocent lamb to appease an angry god." Macduff says he is no traitor. Malcolm says that if he were to take over Macbeth's crown, Scotland would suffer more because of his many vices. Compared to his vices, Macbeth will seem "as a lamb." No woman will be safe in his realm. Macduff tries to appease him, saying he will have plenty of opportunities for women as King, but cautions him against the ravages of lust. Malcolm now tells him how his avarice will extend to other men's...

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