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    Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare during the Renaissance Era. At that time, James I, the Scottish King, became the King of England, and Shakespeare decided to write this play to appeal to his likeness. A tragic drama full of deceit, tension, suspense and the supernatural influenced and shaped this play into a fascinating and intriguing story. The plot begins with a Scottish general named Macbeth, who is praised for winning the battle against the traitors. However Macbeth has a tragic flaw which is his “vaulting ambition.” Little does he know that it would lead him to his demise. Nevertheless, he suffered the consequences of his actions and the Great Chain of Being was restored. The theme of appearance vs. reality will be proven through the characterization of Macbeth throughout the play, the deception of the witches and the battle between Scotland and Norway. Indeed, Macbeth’s behaviour and character between act I and V drastically changed for a previous…

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    The way people act on the outside differ from what they feel on the inside. Some people may change to improve themselves to others standards or because they don't feel confident. No matter how much you try to change yourself the truth will always appear. Shakespeare uses the theme of appearance vs reality to develop and hide the darkness and true identity of the characters. Banquo, Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth all truly hide the type of people they are in the real world. Throughout the play their…

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    Man’s nature is one which allows even the best of men to live under a shadow of false pretence whilst still appearing to be virtuous. Macbeth happens to be one of those types of men whom at the start of the novel, is introduced as a nobleman and a fearless warrior who provides exemplary service to his king yet this man is revealed to possess murderous thoughts in his heart rendering him capable of plotting against his king and usurping the throne. By studying the play Macbeth by William…

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    Appearances vs. Reality in Macbeth What is the truth hiding behind the masks? To the naked eye it may seem normal, but it could all be a lie. On the outside a normal, kind human being, but the inside a monster waits. It will only be a matter of time till everything catches up to the person who hides their real identity. Appearances vs. reality in Macbeth have three main focus points: how sinister Lady Macbeth is in reality, how the guilt is in Macbeth on the outside vs. on the inside, and how…

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    Ms. Boas LA Block 5/6 16 November 2015 Appearance vs. Reality The discrepancy between appearance and reality is the central concern of the play. The theme presents a knotty idea that nothing is what is seems. We live in a world where nothing and no one can be trusted; not the dreams, apparitions, or the witches. William Shakespeare uses the paradoxical motif “Fair is foul and foul is fair” to express the theme of appearance versus reality, emphasizing Macbeth’s distrust within Macbeth. Before…

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    future, would you believe it? The character of Macbeth walks a fine line along the edge of what's real and what isn’t. The contrast between appearance and reality, whether it be through visions or prophecy, provides an additional experience when reading the play, Macbeth By William Shakespeare. The Witches in the play give Macbeth a prophecy, more specifically, a prophecy about his future. Their motivation for this action was the idea that telling Macbeth his future, will influence him to…

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    Appearance Vs Reality People have assumed false identities in the interest of their own personal gain for years. Often times blinded by their greed and self assuredness they act brashly and make mistakes; This leads to others discovering their true intentions as well as a bevy of consequences for their wrong doings. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth written in 1606, the theme of appearance versus reality is most present when examining Lady Macbeth. Through the reveal of her her true intentions in…

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    Snowbeth which is Macbeth with a fairytale twists, specifically the original version of snow white. We have chosen to keep the plot, line and characters as similar to Macbeth as possible and incorporate elements of snow white like the iconic apple. We tried to emphasis the horror element of the play as well as the major themes in every scene. Costumes and Props Visons: our costume choices were made to intertwine Macbeth and snow white, and reflect the theme appearance vs reality when possible. …

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    Every person has fallen victim to appearance versus reality at least once in his/her lifetime. It is human nature to see a person and judge him/her on how they dress alone. People allow the sense of sight by itself to make all of his/her inferences on that person. William Shakespeare illustrates the way appearance versus reality can be used in many different ways through his play Macbeth. This play is set in medieval times and starts in the middle of a civil war in Scotland. A man named Macbeth…

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    Appearances are tempting because it allows the viewers to see what they want. Nevertheless, there is always a dark truth behind every appearance, waiting to punish whoever plays the fool. In Macbeth, Shakespeare provides many examples of appearance versus reality that characters experience, which reveals the consequences of falling for a lie. Despite King Duncan understanding the deceptive nature of appearance, he is ultimately murdered after being exploited by perfidious appearances.…

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