Was Duncan naive to trust Macbeth in Macbeth?
It is true that the first Thane of Cawdor was a traitor. Perhaps it was time to retire that title! However, there is no evidence whatsoever that Macbeth had done anything untrustworthy up to that point. On the contrary, he had just shown his bravery and loyalty in battle.
In Act 1, Scene 2, the bloody sergeant tells tales of Macbeth’s courage and skill in battle.
For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that...
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