Why Is The King?

The final phase of the plot against the throne is drawing to a close. The monarch is accused of being unfaithful and having other women in bed with the duke. The accusations are drummed into the minds of the young prince as he is placed in the role of regent. The executioners proceed to hang the man on his neck and hung from a massive tree. The crowd is made to reflect on the fate of the poor in the realm.

As the hanging happens, the question of whether the bad part of the story should have been more straight forward is answered. The scenario becomes additionally complicated when the issue of innocence is brought