The New Thane of Cawdor

By: King Duncan

Nearing the end of a long deathly battle against the King of Norway and the Macdonwalds, I came across a wounded and bloody captain who helped Duncan’s son in battle. I was so grateful for him for bringing my son out of battle alive and well by escaping capture. Since I had not been in battle for a couple of days I decided to ask the Captain exactly what was happening on the battlefields. He informed me that the battle was not looking too good due to the forces of Macdonwald’s that kept arriving from Ireland and the West Isles. . I was worried this would happen since our numbers of troops have been declining and people are not enlisting to fight for their country as they used to which makes me disappointed. Then, the Captain proceeded to tell me that the brave Macbeth fought through the swarm of fighting men to get to Macdonwald and end this bloody battle once and for all. Macbeth approached Macdonwald and disemboweled him until his guts were all over the ground. Everyone thought the battle was over until it flared up again when the Norwegian Lord brought new men to the field ready to fight. However on our side, Banquo and Macbeth were not scared by the new number of men on the other side of the battle. They just figured that they needed to fight just as hard in order to win.

Even though i was King, I had no idea if we were able to win this second battle because at that time, the injured Captain began to feel faint and was ushered to see a surgeon. Thankfully, the Thane of Ross arrived just in time to announce that the Thane of Cawdor was a traitor who was secretly fighting against us with the King of Norway and must be stopped at once. I had no idea what to do. I trusted the Thane of Cawdor with many things and to find out that he was a traitor was beyond my imagination. As usual, Macbeth came to the rescue of our nation when he did well against the new strong army.

Since Macbeth had basically saved our nation from the King of Norway and the Macdonwalds and the old Thane of Cawdor had to be executed, it was only acceptable for the new title of Thane of Cawdor go to the man who saved out country in battle, Macbeth. Macebth was after all responsible for our victories.  After I came to this conclusion, I sent Ross, a noblemen, out to inform Macbeth of the great news even though he was already Thane of Glamis.

Later, I became acquainted with Macbeth, Ross, Banquo and Angus when they informed me that the old traitor Thane of Cawdor confessed and was rightfully dead. They then pledged their loyalty to me and Macebth excuses himself saying that he must return home. After he left, the rest of us decided to pay the new Thane of Cawdor a visit and to wish his wife happiness on her husbands new found title.

Music Element: I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Tim Rice and Elton John