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Macbeth - appearances being deceptive
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'Fair is foul and foul is fair'. Witches set up the idea that that things may not be as they appear.
What is the paradox presented by the witches and how does it create a mood of deception?
'So foul and fair a day i have not yet seen'. This echoes what the witches said, and tells the audience that they may not be able to trust MAcbeth now.
What are Macbeth's 1st words, and how would you use them in a discussion about appearances being deceptive?
he says 'Instruments of darkness ....to betray's in deepest consequence'. He is aware that the witches may be being deceptive. The audience can trust Banquo
.How would Banquo's warning be used in a appearances being deceptive essay?
It suggests that LM wants to appear as something else in order to achieve her ambition.
How does the quote "Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here". Take my milk for gall.' link to deception?
'False face must hide what the false heart doth know'
Which quote at the end of Act 1 proves Macbeth is now going to deceive others around him?
Macbeth uses the handle pointing toward him as an excuse, a sign that he is on the right path. He is deluding himself.
How is the dagger scene linked to self-deception?
'Horror, horror, horro!' = epizeuxis.
What quote by Macduff shows genuine reaction to Duncan's murder? Name the technique also.
'How easy it is then. A little water clears us of this deed'. Later, LM can't get the metaphorical stain off her hands; her guilt is too strong, and it DESTROYS her.
What does LM say to Macbeth that belittles the seriousness of the murder, and how does it link to later in the play?
'Goes Fleance with you?'
What is a very sinister thing Macbeth says that is deceitful to not only Banquo but to the natural order too?
'Noughts had, all's spent, when our desire is got without content.'
NO - she keeps a deceptive appearance.
How do we know that LM is starting to feel uneasy about what they have done, and does she communicate this with Macbeth ?
This is Macbeth not being deceptive to himself anymore - he will act on his first thoughts.
How does the quote: 'For mine own good, all causes shall give way.' relate to appearances being deceptive?
Refuses to go along with Malcolm's test.
His reaction to deaths (Duncan's and his family) is natural.
Wants to kill Macbeth to restore natural order.
How do we know that Macduff is not deceptive?
Macbeth realises that his life has been insignificant; he thinks life is deceptive.
How does the quote: 'Out, out brief candle, life's but a walking shadow' relate to the appearances being deceptive theme?
Being deceptive will always result in a negative outcome. The Macbeths die.
The natural order is rested at the end.
What does the end of the story tell us about the consequences of appearances being deceptive?
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