The Theme Of Deception In Macbeth

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William Shakespeare is the all time best author ever. The main works that he is acknowledged for are his plays, often because of the critical thinking they invoke. The play Macbeth examines the character Macbeth as he transitions from hero to villain, and how it is to reside in his mind. There are many themes to this play, on is deception. “There is a disconnect between appearance and reality.”(Sen) Deception is intentional actions with the intention to cause another to perceive information in the desired way of the deceiver. In the first two scenes of the first act of the shakespearean play Macbeth, deception is addressed in three ways, the criticism of the thane of Cawdor, the remark the King Duncan makes referring to analyzing character and the thoughts of Macbeth himself.
The theme of deception is evident in Act 1 Scene 2 of Macbeth, when the King speaks of The Thane of Cawdor’s treachery. In the beginning of the play Scotland is at war due to the thane of Cawdor. “No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive.” (line 63, Macbeth 1:2) This controversy wedges into our minds the idea of trust. Someone who deceives is not to be trusted. The title Thane of Cawdor is the position second only to the king. The person who holds the position is expected to be honorable. The previous Thane to Macbeth betrays the king and is executed for his crime. Additionally, his betrayal left the king damaged. His trust was violated and with all those who have a relationship with the king feel
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