What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7

What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7

What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7

What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7

To understand this, you need to look at what is said before and after.  Young Siward is saying that there is really not all that much fighting going on.  Malcolm says that Macbeth’s men are fighting as if they aren’t really trying to hurt Malcolm’s men.So what is going on with the part you cite is that Macbeth’s men must be fighting among themselves.  Some of them must have gotten sick of Macbeth and have started fighting to try to overthrow him.  This shows how Macbeth’s bad deeds have come back to haunt him.
What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7
What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7
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What does Siward mean when he says Macbeth’s men, "on both sides do fight"?act 5 scene 7
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