The theme of Kingship is one which can be seen constantly throughout the play

The theme of Kingship is one which can be seen constantly throughout the play, Macbeth. It is developed through the presentation of four men, Duncan, Malcolm, Edward and Macbeth. Each of these characters offer a different and interesting take on kingship. The audience are shown how if a king is good and virtuous, the country is stable yet when a tyrant such as Macbeth is in power, the country becomes evil and poor. The theme of kingship makes sense as the play is ultimately a tribute to King James I who was king when Macbeth was written in 1606. King James believed that