King Duncan in Macbeth
- Pages: 3
- Word count: 539
- Category: Macbeth
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When Duncan arrives at Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s castle he speaks in a very kind and gentle way it shows that he really likes them and is pleased to be in their company. He feels welcome in their home and feels that there is a friendly atmosphere about the place. As soon as Duncan enters the castle he comments on how nice and comfortable the castle is. The way that shows that he feels this way is in the first three lines of the scene were he quotes “This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses.” He also says that the castle “hath a pleasant seat” what he means he is that he thinks that the castle is situated in a nice position.
The King of Scotland greets Lady Macbeth in a courteous and affectionate way as you would an important and valued friend of relative. He compliments her and praises her and thanks her for all the trouble that she has been put to preparing for his arrival, there are two quotes which show the courteous and affectionate way that Duncan greets Lady Macbeth on his arrival the first is on line 11 which reads “See, see, honoured hostess” and the second in on lines 14 and 15 which says “How you shall bid God yield us for your pains And thank us for you trouble.” Both quotes show how Kingt Duncan trusts Macbeth and Lady Macbeth whole-heartedly.
King Duncan, in this scene is portrayed as a good King who does not expect people to just to do as he says and when he says it and gives them nothing in return for their hard work and effort. Duncan rewards Macbeth with the title Thane of Cawdor, this shows that he is no just a taking King he gives to those who do well. When he is at Macbeth’s castle he also praises him by saying ” To be his purveyor, but he rides well And his great love, sharp as his spur, hath holp him To his home before us.”
Duncan regards Macbeth very highly and thinks of him as a good friend and an even better soldier on the battle field. It is portrayed that the King thinks of Macbeth as very trustworthy and an honest man. Macbeth is alos thought of as a man who loves the King and fights to protect him from any evil or danger.
Act 1 Scene 7 is Macbeth’s soliloquy and in it Macbeth expresses himself and taks about the King. He says that Duncan is a loved and nobel Kinmg and if they did kill him people will doi something about it. He explains to himself that King Duncan is a good King not only to the people but to him, also Macbeth says that he is his Kinsman and he loyal subject. Duncan is an honourable King and is well known and it is all described in the following quote “Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office. That his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued against the deep damnation of his taking off.