Topic: Toughest Macbeth Test Question
Question: Macbeth tries to trick Malcolm into returning to his native country. (T/F)
Look closely at the concluding dialogue between Malcolm and Macduff on the subject of Malcolm's "king-becoming graces".
Macduff, this noble passion,
Child of integrity, hath from my soul
Wiped the black scruples, reconciled my thoughts
To thy good truth and honor. Devilish Macbeth
By many of these trains hath sought to win me
Into his power, and modest wisdom plucks me
From overcredulous haste. But God above
Deal between thee and me, for even now
I put myself to thy direction and
Unspeak mine own detraction, here abjure
The taints and blames I laid upon myself,
For strangers to my nature. I am yet
Unknown to woman, never was forsworn,
Scarcely have coveted what was mine own,
At no time broke my faith, would not betray
The devil to his fellow, and delight
No less in truth than life. My first false speaking
Was this upon myself. What I am truly,
Is thine and my poor country’s to command.
Such welcome and unwelcome things at once
'Tis hard to reconcile.
"That devil Macbeth has tried many times to trick me and lure me into his power, and prudence prevents me from believing people too quickly."