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In act one scene three Malcolm puts Macduff through a series of tests to conclude if Macduff is indeed loyal to him and his future kinghood Macduff starts out by asking Malcolm to return with him and regain his royalties To this proposition Malcolm was suspicious and blatantly stated to Macduff that he did not trust him because he once served with the evil Macbeth Malcolm thought his return would be an ambush in which he would be slain Macduff responds to this by pledging to Malcolm that he is not treacherous and is only trying to help Malcolm on his way to the thrown With that Malcolm began to test Macduffs loyalty Malcolm began the test by saying Or wear it on my sword Macbeths head yet my poor country Shall have more vices than it had before More suffer and more sundry ways than ever By him that shall succeed Macbeth 4 3 46-49 He continues to say that he will make Macbeth seem like a lamb being compared to his reign of terror He says that his sexual thirst is great and he will have is way with all of the females of the kingdom Macduff responds by saying that no man could do worse than the evil Macbeth He assures Malcolm that many women will come to him willingly because of his fame so he would not have to ravage all of the women in the kingdom Malcolm persisted by saying that he will take the nobles land back steal their jewels and covet their houses He claims he will grow more gluttonous for their possessions while he reigns and he will destroy them for wealth Macduff ever confident in his king says it greed hath been The sword of our slain kings Macbeth 4 3 86-87 He then says that Scotland is full of wealth for the kings appetite and that Malcolm will have his fill of the riches he
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