Who are Malcolm and Donalbain?

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Malcolm and Donalbain are King Duncan's sons and the rightful heirs to the Scottish throne. Immediately following their father's assassination, Malcolm and Donalbain decide to flee Scotland in order to avoid the same fate as their father. In act 2, scene 3, the two brothers have a...

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Malcolm is said to be a contrast to his father Duncan. He is cautious while his father is believing and unsuspecting. This he might have learnt through his experiences. He runs away to England to keep himself safe. But he does not gifted with good sensibilities. While marching to Dunsinane he focuses ahead to victory. Even with his supporters he has an eye, is led to suspect the supporters with some motive rather than seeking of rewards.