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In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, act 3, scene 6, why is Macduff "in trouble" with Macbeth?

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In act 3, scene 6, Lennox tells another unnamed Lord that he has heard that Macduff is out of favor with the king for skipping Macbeth's coronation at Scone. Macduff's decision to return to Fife instead of attending Macbeth's coronation is significant and indicates that he does not support Macbeth's new position as king. When Lennox asks the unnamed Lord where Macduff is hiding, the unnamed Lord tells him that Macduff traveled to England to ask King Edward for support and assistance. The unnamed Lord goes on to mention that Macduff hopes King Edward will help him form an alliance with Northumberland and Siward to return to Scotland and defeat the tyrant Macbeth. He also tells Lennox that Macbeth is aware that Macduff has...

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