Macduff talks with Malcolm. Act Four Scene 3 “Macbeth”. Malcolm: My friend, let us mourn for Scotland. Macduff: No, let’s fight for Scotland instead!. Malcolm: I would fight, but I am afraid you are working for Macbeth and will betray me. Macduff: What? I am not treacherous!. Malcolm:
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Macduff talks with Malcolm
Malcolm: My friend, let us mourn for Scotland.
Macduff: No, let’s fight for Scotland instead!
I would fight, but I am afraid you are working for Macbeth and will betray me.
What? I am not treacherous!
But Macbeth may have corrupted you.
No. I have left everything, my family and home, behind to come here and offer to help you.
Malcolm: Exactly, why would you leave your family unless you think they are safe. That is why I don’t trust you.
Macduff: Trust me. If you won’t fight then Scotland is lost.
Okay, I trust you, but you really don’t know me. If you did you would not want me for your king.
I do know you, I know your family and your upbringing.
You only think you know me. I will be a worse king than Macbeth. I will rape your daughters and take all your possessions.
True, you may be worse but in my heart I do not think that will be the case. Scotland will be better off with you on the throne.
No. I have no virtues that will make me a good king.
Oh but you do. You are the son of a good man and a godly woman. I often saw your mother praying. I know you have goodness in you. But, if you won’t fight then I will take my family and leave Scotland forever.
Believe nothing that you have heard me say. I am a good man and I will fight. I had to test you. I had to know that you were really on my side.
Thank goodness. Scotland now has a chance.