Essay On Appearance Vs Reality In Macbeth

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What Lies behind an appearance is usually another appearance. This is seen in Julius Cesar, and Macbeth. People aren't what they appear to be. A famous quote is "Fair is Foul, and foul is fair." Nothing is what it seems to be. Shakespeare uses the idea of appearance vs reality which mean people act differently than what their true feeling actually are. Appearance can be deceiving, and people can fool you. Even someones own mind can trick them into believing something that's is untrue. The way people act on the outside and who they really are on the inside may be two totally different things. Others pretend to be something they truly aren't in the inside. Throughout Macbeth, and Julius Cesar things that appear to be good are in fact, bad. This is seen through Macbeth appearing to be honorable, Lady Macbeth appears to be an innocent women, and lastly how Antony, Brutus, and Cassius deceive their friends. Macbeth seems to be honorable. Macbeth is portrayed as…show more content…
Things that appear to be good are, in fact, bad, and vise versa. He does this by having Honorable men murder, having innocent weak people kill for selfish reason, and lastly by having friends deceive one another. The idea of deceiving people with one's outward appearance can be see seen in our lives.For example people are now being warned not to just let anyone into their homes. People who seem to be a cable guy, or a plumber, might in actually be a criminal. Another example is how people can hide their true character and appearance on the internet. No ones true identify comes from their appearance. Humans can only see what appears to the eyes, they cannot see into someones heart. Humans are deceitful and dishonest in the way they present themselves. People can not base opinions off of one's appearance because too many people hide their true identities. Humans are like plants that are deceptively
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