Who is the traitor? What became of him in Macbeth act 1, scene 2?   I thought Malcolm is the traitor but i didn't understand the question. What became of him?

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The Thane of Cawdor is considered a traitor for joining forces with the Norwegian king against King Duncan's soldiers. Fortunately for King Duncan, Macbeth and Banquo successfully defeat the Norwegian king and the Thane of Cawdor. Following the Scottish victory, the Thane of Cawdor is arrested and King Duncan gives Macbeth the former thane's title. While Macbeth and Banquo are crossing the heath following the battle, the Three Witches mysteriously appear and offer them favorable, enigmatic prophecies. The witches address Macbeth as the Thane of Cawdor and future king of Scotland. Shortly after offering their prophecies, Ross meets up with Macbeth and tells him that he has been named the Thane of Cawdor. King Duncan then orders the former Thane of Cawdor to be executed for his treacherous actions.

Following King Duncan's murder, Malcolm

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