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Throughout history literature has been used to express certain view points on different governments During William Shakespeares time monarchy is the dominating form of government Although writing plays can be a dangerous business especially when reflecting on the position of the king William Shakespeare is able to write Macbeth without upset too many critics and certainly not the Queen of England William Shakespeare writes Macbeth as a political analysis focusing solely on the position of the king the divine right of Duncan the tyranny of Macbeth and finally the restoration of peace and nature in Malcolm The play first starts out with Scotland having a king in Duncan Immediately this position is challenged through the invasion from Norway William Shakespeare inputs this little scene to show the divine right theory of monarchy Duncans power is given from the almighty God himself so there is no way anyone should dispute Duncans power To emphasize this Duncan is shown putting down the invasion rather easily Although Duncan is assassinated and removed from the play as the play continues Shakespeare still gives glimpses of the divine right theory Before Macbeth decides on weather to kill Duncan or not he waivers because he knows that it is not right killing the divine being We will proceed no further in this business He hath honored me of late and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people which would be worn now in their newest gloss not cast aside so soon Act1Sc7Li34-38 Later on Lady Macbeth begins to sleep walk a symbol that shows the killings a divine person can have drastic effects on even the accomplice Out damned spot out I say One Two Why then tis time to dot Hell is murky Fie my lord fie a soldier and afeard What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account Yet who would have thought the old man
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