How and why is the theme of Appearances versus Reality used in the Crucible and Macbeth.

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Appearances versus reality are used in ‘The Crucible’ and ‘Macbeth’ to show what’s inside is not really what they are. Appearance is defined as what someone appears to be as judged by people as to what's on the outside. It is sort of like stereotyping. Reality, on the other hand, is who the person really is. It is the opposite of Appearance. There are many characters who represents a certain outward Appearance, such as Abigail, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Characters who seems innocent on the outside, could be planning to kill someone. Appearance versus reality is an important theme in William Shakespeare's ‘Macbeth’, and is used since it was first introduced in the first scene when the Witches says- ‘’Fair is foul, and foul is fair’’. This quote means that, good is bad, and bad is good, such as nothing is what it seems. Therefore, Shakespeare must have done it to tell us, audiences, through the Witches that it is world where you can’t trust anyone. Not even the Witches. But, due to this, the audience had an effect of no understandings thanks to the use words he, known as Shakespeare...

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