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In the early scenes of the play, Settle impresses on the audience the idea that Solyman is a loving husband.
In addition to being a magnanimous husband and father, Settle's Solyman is close to his subjects, undermining the Hobsian justifications of absolutist monarchy.
It is clear from his treatment of all those around him in the early part of the play that Solyman is inherently good.