In Act III, why is Macduff in disgrace with Macbeth?

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Macduff is in trouble with Macbeth because he has failed to appear to a political and social function to which Macbeth has invited him.  Further, Macduff has acted strangely toward Macbeth ever since Macbeth was named Duncan's successor to the throne (after Duncan's death and Malcolm's flight).  Though Macduff is a Scottish lord and therefore should have attended Macbeth's coronation at Scone, he chose, instead, to go home to Fife at the end of Act II, scene iv. 

Now that he's ignored Macbeth's explicit invitation to his home, he...

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