Although the two kings are bff's, the play sets them up immediately as potential antagonists from very different countries. It reminds me of how different countries are dealing with the same virus in very different ways. And, more locally, how even different people in the same town and same family are taking it seriously or claiming it's a hoax. When is difference positive and enriching, and when does it lead to anger and division?
great difference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia.
Act 1 Scene 1