Foul Is Fair Macbeth

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In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare there is a repeating theme, that theme is things are not what they appear. This theme is revealed to us in the beginning of the play by the three witches .The three witches state “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” act 1 scene 1, this quote means that in this play good is bad and bad is good .This theme come true over and over . The first time when see the theme in action is in the beginning of the play, when King Duncan believes that Macbeth is a great loyal thane that would never betray him. Macbeth appears to be a good friend but turns out to be an enemy and murders King Duncan in cold blood. This theme is also reflected in Lady Macbeth’s attitudes and how Macbeth perceives those attitudes. This theme also led to the down fall of Macbeth.…show more content…
This is the first main event in the play that reflect the theme things are not what they seem “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”. Before King Duncan’s is murder even takes place this theme of appearance vs reality is shown in small scale. When King Duncan arrives at Inverness, the King admires Macbeth's castle, complementing u its very nice location, weather and the lovey song of the birds. To king Duncan the castle Inverness appears to be like a heavenly place form the outside but the reality turns out to be closer to King Duncan’s hell because later on in the play he is murdered in cold blood in the same castle he thought was so great
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