When Duncan asks how was the execution Malcom replies, "He died As one that had been studied in his death To throw away the dearest thing he owed As ’twere a careless trifle." Act 1, Scene 4, Lines 8-11. In other words, Cawdor knew it was coming and expected his death and looked as though he willingly just gave up. Shakespeare continues to use words and imagery in his dialog to express his images and scenes that he can't show. The image shows the character seeing his fate with no struggle.