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Deceptions And Motivations Of Macbeth Essay

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Appearances seen by the naked eye are often misinterpreted than the ones portrayed by reality. In the world today, being accepted into a particular group is the ideal way to live in order to gain popularity. People hide their true qualities in order to conceal their faults to gain such acceptance. Appearances that contrast with reality are an important theme in the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The play portrayed the theme in the figure of a man named Macbeth as he deceives his fellow comrades. Throughout the play Macbeth comities multiply crimes by the influence of his wife in order to conceal his intentions of becoming king. Lady Macbeth motivated Macbeth to act as a ...view middle of the document...

However after the king arrived in Inverness, Macbeth had an inner discussion to himself and he revealed that he “…have no spur/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition…” (Act 1 scene 7 lines 26-27). His statement confirmed that his only reason for killing Duncan was due to his own ambitions. To hide this ambition he projected a peaceful and genuine attitude toward other individuals.
To the extent of concealing his evil deeds, Macbeth deceives his good friend; Banquo. After Macbeth was crowned king, he became suspicious of Banquo. Macbeth thought that Banquo had discovered that he had murdered Duncan. Thus he made actions to deceive Banquo by mentioning to him about their “…bloody cousins …not confessing / Their cruel parricide, filling their hearers/ With strange invention…” (Act 3 scene 1 lines 33-36) his words suggest that he tried to deceive Banquo by telling him that the two sons of Duncan are suspects of the murder. Macbeth was giving Banquo false information to take the suspicions off of him. As soon as Banquo left, Macbeth revealed the reason of misleading his friend; he states to himself “… Our fears in Banquo / Stick deep, and in his royalty of nature / Reigns that which would be feared… There is none but he / Whose being I do fear…” (Act 3 scene 1 lines 55-61) his statement expressed his fears that Banquo might find out that he murdered Duncan.
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