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The William Shakespeare play Macbeth depicted Macbeth as a loyal subject of King Duncan and his homeland of Scotland Duncan was so pleased with Macbeths actions during the war that he was named the Thane of Cawdor a title not far from king Soon after he wrote a letter to his wife that would make his future blood stained Macbeth told her about the possibility of becoming king and in-turn hooked her on the idea She then did everything in her power to give Macbeth the crown of Scotland Duncans gratitude for the deeds of Macbeth were displayed when Duncan announced Would thou hadst less deserved that the proportion both of thanks and payment might have been mine Only I have left to say more is thy due than more than all can pay p34 The last sentence of his quote said that he deserved more than everyone could have given him Duncans thankfulness resulted in raising the title of Macbeth from Thane of Glamis to that of Cawdor Only one title then separated him from being next in line to the throne the Prince of Cumberland Macbeth could not help but notice how close he was to being king and hinted his ambition to have the title in his letter to Lady Macbeth He wrote came missives from the King who all-hailed me Thane of Cawdor by which title before these weyard sisters saluted me and referred me to the coming on of time with Hail King that shalt be Since the witches had predicted Macbeth gaining Thane of Cawdor he believed they might be right about him replacing Duncan as the letter continues This have I thought good to deliver thee my dearest partner of greatness that thou mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee Lay it to heart and farewell p35-36 This passage also portrays Macbeths trust in his wife when he addresses
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