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Malcolm and Donalbain Acts I and II Malcolm is the older son of Duncan King of Scotland Malcolm is actually named after his great-grandfather King Malcom The young man is quiet and thoughtful he does not talk much nor ask many questions Donalbain is the younger son of Duncan Though Malcolm and Donalbain are young they are already wise They are smart enough to get away from Macbeths castle as soon as possible after their fathers murder Malcolm is a proud man as he shows by saying This is the sergeant Who like a good and hardy soldier fought Gainst my captivity Hail brave friend Say to the king the knowledge of the broil As thou didst leave it 125 Accordingly Malcolm introduces the sergeant who will tell about Macbeths brave victory over the Scottish traitors and the King of Norway Malcolms words indicate that he has fought in the battle also Malcolm says of the Thane of Cawdor Nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it 147-8 Malcolms father King Duncan has just asked if Cawdor has been executed yet From this speech it would seem that Malcolm is a man whos able to give honor where one seems to be honorable Later in the scene the King announces that Malcolm is heir inheritor to the throne and therefore has the title of Prince of Cumberland Upon hearing this Macbeth immediately thinks about killing Malcolm After discovering King Duncans body Macduff cries out Ring the alarum-bell Murder and treason Banquo and Donalbain Malcolm awake 2375 Malcolm and Donalbain appear and find that their father has been murdered and that Macbeth has killed the grooms that supposedly did the murder Then they see Lady Macbeth faint with extremely obvious grief and decide that something is fishy Afraid that theyll be murdered next they decide to leave Macduff and Ross are discussing the
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