Role Of Deception In Macbeth

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As well as that, Shakespeare uses imagery to show deception. This can be seen in the quote of "To know my deed, 'twere best not know myself." In this quote, it moulds a sense that the character, Macbeth, has betrayed himself, his pride and his ego along with those around him. Moreover, Macbeth states that to acknowledge the awful crimes he has been committing, he would be unsure of his own actions and thoughts, therefore this shows that he has changed dramatically from the previous scenes when he tried to convince himself he has no reasons and motivations to kill Duncan. In the wording of "deed" suggests that Macbeth is still trying to deceive himself that this is something he must accomplish. In addition, this could also be seen in the quote…show more content…
The following stage directions of "Thunder and Lightning" proves that the stage directions in the play have meaning, which symbolises human emotions such as fear, power, truth, destruction and morality. "Thunder and Lightning" appear to different people in distinctively, and therefore, it holds a contrasting meaning from individuals. However, "Thunder and Lightning" are usually seen as destruction and truth, which can symbolise and foreshadow events in this play as the truth is not what it seems in this play, and the one that tried to rule the country as a tyrant destroyed his own physical and mental wellbeing as well as his trust and his family and friends, just because of his avarice. This can also be seen in the stage direction "Enter Macbeth with two bloody daggers". This stage direction is after Macbeth has murdered Duncan. "Daggers" are often seen as ruthless cutthroat weapons, designated for secretive, stealthy assassination plots because it has a convenient size, in comparison to the sword, which is harder to hide. Furthermore, a "dagger" can also symbolise death, defiance, ambition, betrayal, fearlessness, danger and intimidation. One of the dagger was used to symbolise Macbeth, and the other is Lady Macbeth, because once the "dagger" was used, it would need to be discarded so that they will not be caught. In other words, they did it in their own will, and murdering Duncan can be seen as throwing their own sanity away. Macbeth was seen with two daggers because one represented himself, and the other was Lady Macbeth. In addition, this can also be found in the stage directions of "Some distance from Macbeth's castle: enter three Murderers". This stage direction shows deception as the three murderers emerge while Banquo and Fleance was horse riding, as schemed by Macbeth. The event took place on the journey to Macbeth’s castle, but in a distance, as ordered by Macbeth because he does not

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