[Answer] Why does Malcolm test Macduff?

Answer: Malcolm tests Macduff because he’s afraid that Macbeth sent Macduff to get Malcolm and trick him to return home. He wants to assure that Macduff is actually truthful in saying that he doesn’t like Macbeth. After all they all were very fond of him before he came king.
Why does Malcolm test Macduff?

Malcolm like his father (King Duncan) represents order. He first appears in Act I scene 2 (1.2) where he is talking to a sergeant with Duncan about Macbeth’s exploits on the field of battle. Malcolm later appears in Act 1.4 talking about the execution of the former Thane of Cawdor with Duncan. Macbeth then enters and receives congratulations for his victory. In Act 1.4 Duncan declares Malcolm to be his heir (“We will establish our estate upon Our eldest Malcolm whom …

Lord Macduff the Thane of Fife is a character in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (c.1603–1607) that is loosely based on history. Macduff a legendary hero plays a pivotal role in the play: he suspects Macbeth of regicide and eventually kills Macbeth in the final act. He can be seen as the avenging hero who helps save Scotland from Macbeth’s tyranny in the play.

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A messenger advises Macduff s wife to flee then does so himself. Murderers enter. One of them kills her son. She flees while “crying ‘Murder'” (SD 4.2.87). In England Malcolm goads Macduff to a “noble pa…

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