Macbeth The ending act 4-5

Consider Malcolm's character closely, especially in the scene where he pretends to be dissolute, full of vice and appetite (4.3). What does he reveal about himself here? What kind of king will be become? Are his lies justified?

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Malcolm's test for Macduff seems rather odd. Malcolm is concerned that, despite Macbeth being a feind, he did abandon the King. The test goes on for awhile, hitting on various vices. I suppose that Macolm has a little Hamlet in him. Rather just asking Macduff straight out how loyal he is, he prefers a more psychological and intellectual method for evaluating Macduff. We might take from this that Malcolm might be a thoughtful insightful King.