Examples Of Deception In Macbeth

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The Harsh Realities of Deception. The tragedy play; Macbeth written by, William Shakespeare, is a well known play to people around the world. Macbeth has been performed and told for many years after Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare is able to grasp the concept of deception very well. To deceive is to give a false impression towards someone. Macbeth, the main character and many others do just that. In the play the characters have a different side to them then shown. “Look like an innocent flower /but be the serpent under it” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) Lady Macbeth reassured this to Macbeth explaining how they would get away with murder. Being deceitful is wrong and can lead you down a path of many lies. Eventually people are able to see past…show more content…
Lady Macbeth has a plan to kill Duncan. In order for this plan to work Lady Macbeth and Macbeth had to be very deceitful. Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into killing Duncan, when Macbeth had doubts. Lady Macbeth's criticised towards Macbeth: “that I may pour my sprits in thine ear”. (Macbeth I, v, 26) Lady Macbeth made Macbeth feel bad about himself, by lowering his manhood and bravery. Lady Macbeth deceives everyone so well that people were scared to tell her about Duncan’s death, not thinking she can handle it. “Look like an innocent flower /but be the serpent under it” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) this means to look innocent and pure but to be evil on the inside. At first Lady Macbeth is able to keep her cool and not think anything of the deed. Macbeth on the other hand cannot sleep and starts to see things. When Macbeth starts acting strange towards people, Lady Macbeth deceives everyone to hind their secret. When Macbeth kills Banquo and Lady Macduff, Macbeth’s guilt starts to go away because the evil and amount of power has taken over him. Lady Macbeth starts to feel guilty and is no longer able to sleep. She fears the dark, meaning she is afraid of evil and what has become of it. Lady Macbeth was plagued with guilt and this eventually led to her taking her own life. By deceiving Macbeth into killing Duncan, Lady Macbeth created her own…show more content…
One of the main ideas Shakespeare tried to pursue was betrayal. “Look like the innocent flower /But be the serpent under it.” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) This quote can be used to describe the role of the characters in this play. Deceiving means to cause to believe what is not true; mislead. The Witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth, play a big part with misleading others throughout the play. When Shakespeare wrote the play Macbeth he showed that being dishonest and misleading will bring you nothing in life but

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