A good king is always admired by his people and Duncan was one of them. He had all the good qualities that a king should have. Macbeth himself describes Duncan as a good king and explain what would happen if he were to die. He says:
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;
And pity, like a naked newborn babe,
Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubim, horsed
Upon the sightless couriers of the air,
Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,
That tears shall drown the wind.
Here, Macbeth explains that Duncan has been such a respected leader and free of corruption that his good deeds will speak for him when he dies, as if the angels were playing trumpet against the injustice for his murder. The innocent newborn baby will ride on the invisible horse like angel with wings through the air and spread the news of the horrible deed to everyone. People will shed tears because they love their king dearly. These qualities prove that Duncan was the God’s representative on the earth and Macbeth knew that such actions would have serious consequences and would not be admired by the people of Scotland. He will be known as a tyrant. There are several quotes throughout the play that show that Macbeth doesn’t please his people. For example Malcolm states,
For, where there is advantage to be given,
Both more and less have given him the revolt,
And none serve with him but constrainèd things
Whose hearts are absent too.
What Malcolm is saying here is…