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Macbeth Appearances Are Deceiving Analysis

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Appearances are deceiving

“We live our lives supposing things are as they appear to be one that is almost never the case.” Rochelle E. Goodrich. In the book, Macbeth written by Shakespeare the message of the outer images is shown through the characters who have a lust become powerful. Macbeth is all about being in power and getting superior among others, in the race of getting superior characters lost their dear ones like Duncan and Macbeth. Macbeth is greedy, as his ambition was to become the king, to do that he had to kill King Duncan. King Duncan gives Macbeth a title “Thane of Cawdor” which was not satisfactory to Macbeth, who thinks, he is the bravest person in Scotland and deserves higher rank. Macbeth kills Duncan to become a king,
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Appearance of Macbeth deceives to do his corrupt ambition. Macbeth is the Scottish soldier in King Duncan's army and the most trustworthy person by King Duncan. Macbeth becomes ambitious when Three witches gave him the prophecies from which he gets corrupted and willing to do anything. Macbeth is seen loyal to Duncan, frightful when Duncan dies but in the end, truth reveals about him as the murderer of Duncan and Banquo. In Act one, as Macbeth returns from the battlefield it made him the hero of Scotland, but he is still thinking of the prophecies that witches gave him. Macbeth says to King Duncan “The service and the loyalty I owe in doing it pays itself” (act 1, scene 4, 23-26). Macbeth's response to the gratitude that King Duncan shows to Macbeth as he excelled against enemies. Macbeth's response made him look like a hero and a loyal person to Duncan who can protect the king over his life. Secondly, Macbeth’s sigh face when Duncan dies made everyone diverge their focus from Macbeth that he can never kill the King instead everyone thought that servants had killed Duncan. Macbeth quotes “false face hide what the false heart dot know”(act 1, scene 7, 82). This quote is when Macbeth shows a deceiving face in front of everyone when Duncan died. At that time, Macbeth told Lady Macbeth that he was going to have a false face so that no one will suspect that he could kill Duncan. “Foul is fair, fair is foul” is proved right as Macbeth's is not what he looks like from outside. Lastly, Macduff reveals the true image of Macbeth that he has hidden from everyone. To quote that “Malcolm and Donaldbain, the King's two sons, Are stolen away and fled, which puts upon them Suspicion of the deed”(act 2, scene 4, 36-38). This quote shows that Malcolm and Donalbain has left the country as their father dies made them look very suspicious as if
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