Malcolm and Donalbain

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Malcolm and Donalbain (Acts I and II) Malcolm is the older son of Duncan King of Scotland. Malcolm is actually named after his great-grandfather, King Malcom. The young man is quiet, and thoughtful, he does not talk much, nor ask many questions. Donalbain is the younger son of Duncan. Though Malcolm and Donalbain are young, they are already wise. They are smart enough to get away from Macbeth's castle as soon as possible after their …

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…the rest of the official story, which is that the grooms were bribed by Malcolm and Donalbain: "They were suborned Malcolm and Donalbain, the king's two sons, Are stol'n away and fled, which puts upon them Suspicion of the deed" (2.4.35-38) The way the two men discuss this subject makes it appear that both men doubt the official story, although they aren't willing to come right out and say so at the moment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**