In Act V, scene ii of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, it is obvious that Macbeth is an unloved tyrant. Menteith, Caithness, Angus, and Lennox discuss this as they await the English troops on the battlefield near Macbeth's castle. These thanes who once loved and respected Macbeth have joined forces with Malcolm. Caithness reveals that most of Macbeth's subjects, who now hate him, believe he is insane. Angus adds that those who are fighting alongside Macbeth are not doing so out of love for their king, but only because Macbeth is commanding them to do so. He says that Macbeth's robe, which represents his title of king, is ill-fitting. Macbeth is symbolically smaller, or lesser, than Duncan was.
he cannot buckle his distemptered cause