This scene opens with [[Malcolm]] and Macduff. Malcolm wants to make sure that Macduff is [[loyal]] and not a [[traitor]]. Macduff reassures Malcolm that he is on his [[side]] and they both discuss how Macbeth is evil and a [[tyrant]]. Ross arrives with the news that [[Scotland]] continues to [[suffer]] under the [[reign]] of Macbeth. He also [[breaks]] the news to Macduff about how his family had been [[savagely slaughtered]]. Macduff breaks down and vows to get [[justice]] for his family's death by going after [[Macbeth]].