He was King Duncan’s son. The people saw him a symbol of restoring the good leadership of his father. He was Scotland’s only hope of getting Macbeth out of power and bringing the kingdom back to its previous glory. Macduff helps him to fight Macbeth to the end because he strongly believes that Malcolm will restore sanity to the kingship. However, his character initially came off as weak because he was unsure of whether to pursue the kingship or not.