KING DUNCAN: He was the original and good King of Scotland, whom Macbeth murders so that he could take the throne. Duncan is an honest and caring ruler. His death would signify the start of destruction and continuous acts of murder throughout Scotland. He is well known in the play for being a ruler with high standard morals/virtues. After his death, Malcolm (his son)became an important role at the time, for he would have to be the one to occupy the throne. He valued trust amongst his noblemen, but this would sooner or later be broken by Macbeth, his own cousin. He was completely deceived by the intentions of Macbeth, which quickly lead to irony.