Macbeth As A Catalyst For Disaster And Chaos Essay

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Individuals who are deceptive or are deceived will consequently be a catalyst for disaster and chaos. William Shakespeare conveys the theme of deception in his tragic play ‘Macbeth’ through the protagonists; the witches, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. In Shakespeare’s era, the notion of being disloyal to the King will cause destruction to the chain of beings as well as cause insanity in themselves. The use of innumerable literary techniques and recurring motifs of nature and the contrast between light and dark aid in accentuating the theme.

The witches manipulate and put in Macbeth’s head the idea of having a chance of having the crown. Banquo 's assumes that “to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s In deepest consequence” which depicts that the witches try to persuade them by telling them truths, but he knows that most of the witches prophecies are lies. Hypocrisy is portrayed here as the witches try to hide the underlying lies by using truths as a cover up. Banquo’s use of alliteration “what are these/ So withered and so wild in their attire,” depicts that the witches look dirty and not of class, as if they were from the forest. They may seem like uneducated people from the wild, but ironically the audience knows that the three witches are far from uneducated. These witches are instead filled with the power of persuasion. When the witches are asked, “that look not like th ' inhabitants o ' th ' Earth, And yet…

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