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Many characters in Macbeth by William Shakespeare were deceitful and hypocritical Through out the story there were many people who tricked others into believing they had a friendship but consequently those people ended up dead Deceit and hypocrisy mean that appearances cannot always be trusted and this was evident particularly through the character of Lady Macbeth Using manipulation with King Duncan hypocrisy with her own husband Macbeth and by letting everyone think that Macbeth is ill when it is only his guilt that upsets him Lady Macbeth is proven to be possibly the center of all deceit in Macbeth Lady Macbeth lies to and manipulates King Duncan into believing that she is a caring generous and honest person She acts as a deceiver when she invites King Duncan to come to the castle for a night Only look up clear to alter favor ever is to fear Leave all the rest to me Lady Macbeth 16 pg 35 Lady Macbeth prepares the house for Duncans arrival taking all the work upon herself and letting King Duncan believe that they have a nice quiet life at the castle This is proven to be true when Duncan compliments the house This castle hath a pleasant seat The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself into our gentle senses Duncan 16 pg 35 Lady Macbeth by dishonestly inviting King Duncan to the castle is a deceitful character in Macbeth Lady Macbeth can be shown as a hypocrite in Macbeth Although Lady Macbeth and her husband have invited Duncan and his men into their castle as a friendly gesture it is not friendly at all That night while everyone is sleeping Lady Macbeth has planned to murder King Duncan with Macbeths help As they move forward with this treacherous act Lady Macbeth leaves the murder in her husbands hands at the last minute Had he not resembled my father as he slept I had donet Lady Macbeth 22 pg 55
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