Duncan's Weakness In Macbeth

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In “Macbeth,” by Shakespeare, King Duncan of Scotland is a generous man, but has a horrible weakness that affects others. His weakness constantly puts his kingdom and his life in danger. His weakness happens to be that he gains the trusts of others so easily, and is too kind to those he barely knows. The Thane of Cawdor, who was appointed by the King, was disloyal and began a bloody battle. This angered the King, and the Thane of Cawdor was later executed. Before the Thane of Cawdor betrayed King Duncan, the King thought that he was "A gentleman on whom [he] built an absolute trust [in]." This shows that the King was betrayed by someone he thought he “trusted,” absolutely, and he put his people and himself in severe danger. This also illustrates
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