Appearance Vs. Reality In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Macbeth is a play about greed, guilt, jealousy, murder, unhappiness and prophecies. One of the main conflicts in Macbeth is appearance vs reality. This applies to real life because people often put on a different face and personality for the world to see than what they really are. In high school, people pretended to be nice and then turned out to be backstabbers. There is no one who hasn’t given in to peer pressure, greed or jealousy.
Macbeth and Banquo come upon witches as they walk. The witches prophesy that Macbeth will be made thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland. They prophesy that Banquo will have children in a line of Scottish kings, although Banquo will never be king himself. The witches vanish, and Macbeth and Banquo treat
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Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth murder Duncan and become King. She persuades him to kill the King and blame it on his chamberlains, who will be drunk. Despite doubts and visions, Macbeth kills Duncan and when Duncan’s death is discovered the next morning, Macbeth kills the chamberlains out of rage at their crime easily assumes the title of King. Duncan’s sons Malcolm and Donalbain flee to England and Ireland out of fear for their lives. Peer pressure can make people do really stupid things. When someone has a lot of influence over you, they can pressure you to do thigs that you wouldn’t normally do. In real life, people don’t usually get pressured into murdering someone, but you can be pressured into drinking, doing drugs, cheating on your significant other, stealing and many other things. For example, in high school, my friends pressured me into skipping church in favor of mall trips or beach days or even just hanging out. Some of the time, I gave into the pressure but since going to church is something I feel strongly about, I stopped letting my friends influence me. Things that you are pressured into can turn into a habit if you let it. When you are caught or about to be caught doing something you shouldn’t be, you usually blame it on someone else. My siblings and I used to blame everything on each …show more content…
Birnam Wood is indeed coming to Dunsinane, fulfilling half of the witches’ prophecy. In the battle, Macbeth fights violently and pretends that he isn’t afraid but the English forces gradually overwhelm his army and castle. On the battlefield, Macbeth encounters Macduff, who tells Macbeth that he was not “born of a woman” but was instead “untimely ripped” from his mother’s womb. Though he realizes that he is doomed, Macbeth continues to fight until Macduff kills and beheads him. Malcolm is now the King of

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