In Macbeth, why does Macduff refuse to attend Macbeth's coronation?  

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In act 2, scene 3, Macduff and the other Scottish nobles are horrified to discover that King Duncan has been assassinated. Macbeth and his wife act like they are also astonished, and Macbeth comments that he regrets killing Duncan's chamberlains out of anger. Macduff responds by questioning Macbeth's actions, which implies that he views him with suspicion and thinks that he may have played a role in the king's death. In the next scene, Macduff tells Ross that he will not attend Macbeth's coronation at Scone and will instead return to Fife. Macduff's refusal to attend Macbeth's coronation at Scone is significant and reveals that he does support Macbeth's new title as King of Scotland. Macduff's actions also indicate that he is suspicious of Macbeth, which is later confirmed when he visits England and vows to support Malcolm . Macbeth takes note of Macduff's absence and acknowledges that he has become an enemy. In response to Macduff's absence, Macbeth has Macduff's entire family slaughtered while...

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