(Theme of Deception From Macbeth Acts I and II)
In life there have always been those people who act false towards us and one can 't help but wonder why. What is it that makes one be deceptive? Could it possibly be that that person wants something from that one person? Acting false toward someone is a very terrible thing to do, yet so many of us do it. There was a person who was supposedly friends with this other person and yet they would talk smack on one another when the other was not around. Surely people from all around the world know this to be true. This is not only demonstrated in life, but also in things such as Theatricality Plays. One example of this is the play of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, in which deception is greatly demonstrated.
To begin, deception is demonstrated in Macbeth by William Shakespeare in the first act. In this act there is a scene where the three witches tell Macbeth that three things are going to happen to him. First, that he is going to be Thane of Glamis, then that he is going to be Thane of Cawdor and last, but most importantly that Macbeth will be King. The witches don’t say much more after that other than that Macbeth will lesser, but yet greater. The Second Witch is then quoted saying, “Not so happy, yet much happier.” on line 66, Act one, Scene one. . This is creating an image for Macbeth in which he believes that everything that happens that has to do with what the witches are saying will make him happier. He cannot think of how he would be less happy if he was to somehow end up as king. This obviously causes nothing, but utter enjoyment and pleasure to Macbeth. The three witches are playing a game of deception with Macbeth by not giving him the full truth behind their mysti...
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... King Duncan, devious.
In conclusion, there is are very many acts of deception in the first two acts of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. There were the three witches that had a very devious message for Macbeth. Then there was Lady Macbeth that manipulated her own husband to believe that the plan to kill King Duncan was all his idea. She also was the reasoning as to why Macbeth killed his very good friend the king. Without the devious Lady Macbeth there would have been a very different outcome of the situation and several lives spared. Last with Macbeth’s final decision to kill the king, two other innocent lives came with it. On top of that Macbeth must be the most devious person yet, because he was to lie to all of his friends and put on a false face to make them believe that he had nothing to do with the murder. The play is full with much deception and false faces.
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