Malcolm discusses the qualities of a king in Macbeth; what do we understand about kingship from the extract?

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In his discussion with Macduff in Act 4, Scene 3, Malcolm gives an extensive list of the "graces", or qualities, that a good king should have. According to him, a king should embody the qualities of justice, temperance, verity (that is to say, truth), stableness, bounty, perseverance, lowliness (or humility), devotion, patience, courage, and fortitude.

As one can see from this comprehensive list, a good king requires a lot of special...

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