In "Act 5" of "Macbeth", what does Malcolm say about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth?

In "Act 5" of "Macbeth", what does Malcolm say about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth?

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Malcolm says of Mabeth in Act V, scene 4 that his tyranny is creating trouble for him as he fights his war:

Both more and less have given him the revolt,
And none serve him but constrained things
whose hearts are absent too.

By this Malcolm means that people of both higher and lower rank are revolting against Macbeth and deserting from his army. The only soldiers who will stay with him are forced too, probably mercenaries, who fight only for the pay. Their hearts are not truly with Macbeth, so they will not fight as bravely. This continues a discussion begun between Malcolm and

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