The Success of Malcolm as a King

Malcolm A Successful King
    Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role- always about the goal. At the end of Act 5 in the play of Macbeth by William Shakespeare it is evident that Malcolm will be the new king of Scotland. The writer foreshadows Malcolm’s success as a king after his father’s death. He is portrayed as meek, wise and rational. Malcolm is destined to become a great and successful king because of his articulate qualities, his faithfulness to Scotland and his rational decision-making.
    Articulate qualities such as compassion, meekness and wisdom make Malcolm a great and successful king. Malcolm’s qualities are evident when he opens up to Macduff and says “I am yet unknown to woman […] My first false speaking was this upon myself” (Shakespeare, 4.3.125-131). This quote is significant since it shows one of Malcolm’s most important qualities, which is meekness. This quality is also seen when he tells Macduff “But there is no bottom, none, In my voluptuousness” (4.3.60-61). In this quote he is saying that he might not make a good king because of his endless sexual desires that can never be satisfied. Another great quality is his wisdom and intelligence. Even though Malcolm is young he seems wise beyond his age, this is seen when Macduff goes to England urging him to attack Macbeth. In that scene Malcolm doesn’t trust Macduff easily and he craftily tests him to make sure he knows where his loyalty lies by saying that he wouldn’t be a good king and waiting for Macduff to suggest helping him be the king instead. Along with these qualities, Malcolm is also faithful towards Scotland.
    Malcolm’s faithfulness to Scotland is seen in his hatred towards Macbeth’s actions. This is seen when Malcolm criticizes Macbeth’s actions towards the people of Scotland calling him “bloody/ Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful/ Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin That has a name” (4.3. 58-60). Malcolm...