Duncan calls her an “honour’d hostess” which is exactly what Lady Macbeth wanted to hear because she wanted for him to trust her. One of Duncan’s major flaws is how naïve he is. He shows a lack of judgement because he will believe anything he hears. This makes it easier for Lady Macbeth to trick Duncan because she is able to get inside his head and paint a positive picture of herself in his mind; this meaning that Lady Macbeth is making Duncan think that this fake character she has created for herself in front of him, is the real person she is. Overall, Lady Macbeth is able to put on a false appearance towards Duncan to make him think she is actually as loving as she puts herself out to …show more content…
Macduff: Wherefore did you so?
Macbeth: Who can be wise, amazed, temperate, and furious, Loyal, and neutral, in a moment? No man: The expedition of my violet love Outrun the pauser reason. (II. iii. 121-127)
This quotation shows how Macbeth puts on a false face to act like he is trying to protect the king, but in reality he is the one who killed Duncan. Macbeth tries to act loyal so that no one suspects he murdered the king. He hides the truth of his actual actions behind the cover-up that he creates revolving around the situation of Duncan’s death. After Macbeth murders the king and puts on a false appearance to cover his act, he is granted king. There is still very little suspicion because at this point the people still believe that Macbeth is worthy and deserving of the title. The official stating that Macbeth will become king is when Macduff and Ross are having a conversation regarding the murder of Duncan: “Then ‘tis most like / The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth” (II. iv. 38-39). This quotation shows how Macbeth had received the real power he set his mind and thoughts to. He is not deserving of the title and he plays foully to receive it. It almost seems as though the title is dropped onto his lap because when Ross says that kingship will “most like” go to Macbeth, it sounds like it is read in an uncertain tone of voice. Though, he is still