Macbeth

Act 2 Q.5

Explain how Donalbain's statement "There's daggers in men's smiles" relates to the sounds' decision to flee. How are their action interpreted by Duncan's nobles?

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Donaldbain says that men may smile at them but underneath they are accusing them of Duncan's murder. Both Donaldbain and Malcolm will be targets of people seeking revenge. Fleeing from Scotland will only makes them look more guilty of killing their father.