Deception in Macbeth
Macbeth was suppose to be a loyal subject to the king. However, he betrayed this loyalty by murdering the king. Macbeth himself said “as his host, who should against his murder shut the doors, not bear the knife himself.
However, he deceived his ruler and assassinated him.
Lady Macbeth says "Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't”.
Lady Macbeth is the most skilled at persuading others, especially her husband, into believe things that are not true. The above quote, spoken by Lady Macbeth to her husband, shows exactly how manipulative and deceiving she can be.
She is telling Macbeth to look and act pure, but to be evil inside, so when the king comes to stay with them they must be perfect hosts but behind king duncans back they will be planning to murder him. Macbeth, evidently led by his wife, but also by his own ambitions, is likewise guilty of deception. He deceives his best friend Banquo, King Duncan, as well as his public. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth also try to use denial and rationalization to deceive themselves. This self-deception leads to grave circumstances for them both. Macbeth is forced into