Apperance vs Reailty

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Macbeth- Appearance vs. Reality through Imagery of Clothing “In the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end; it was actions that defined everyone” (Nicholas Sparks). Do you judge a person based upon their appearance? If you do, Shakespeare taught me not to through his famous tragic play Macbeth. Like many great authors Shakespeare wrote about the consequences one had to face after judging another person based upon their appearance. The important theme of appearance vs. reality is shown through the imagery of clothing throughout the play. In the play Macbeth, the author (Shakespeare) suggests that many things which we see are actually just appearance, but not the reality, the reason I say this is because of the …show more content…

reality in his famous tragic play Macbeth, that you shouldn’t judge a person based upon their appearance. He showed appearance vs. reality through the use of imagery of clothing, which was very effective. King Duncan had to give up his life for the one mistake he made, judging Macbeth upon his appearance. Lady Macbeth seemed like she was a very strong woman throughout the play but in the end we find out how she wore that as a mask, the reason being, in the end she broke down and ended up killing herself. __________. “The traditional saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ is shown by Shakespeare through Macbeths changing character. A powerful ambition for power caused him to make sinister decision that created for him only despair, guilt, and madness”( Many writers write about what may seem really what it actually isn’t (appearance vs. reality) but I have never seen this lesson and consequence one had to face in a better piece of text than the play Macbeth. It really taught me not to judge a person based upon their appearance as you never know of their actions. “Don’t judge a book by its cover, it’s what’s inside that matters” (Micheal Green)

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