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Fair is foul and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air Act 1 Scene 1 Line 11-12 the three witches chant stating simply that not everything is as it seems and that there are those who hide foul deeds but in the end they receive fair and just punishment Such is the case for Macbeth he is ashamed of his wrong doings and is afraid of the consequences that may follow In turn Macbeth continuously uses fair appearances to conceal foul realities Most of the characters in Macbeth do not realize the consequences of disguising foul with fair Banquo is the only exception He warns Macbeth of horrible tragedies when he says oftentimes to win us to our harm The instruments of darkness tell us thruths Win us with honest trifles to betrays In deepest consequence Act 1 Scene 3 Line 123-126 In his warning Banquo speaks of how the little thruths or actions can turn into ones deepest consequence foreshadowing the situations which Macbeth will encounter By taking the simple words of the three witches Macbeth fulfilled his prophesies and along the way covered his small foul doings until they began to snow ball into a foul doing that could not be concealed by a fair appearance The king perhaps was the most befuddled by Macbeths great conspiracies After receiving word on the execution of the Thane of Cawdor King Duncan says Theres no art To find the minds construction in the face Act 1 Scene 4 Line 11-12 Here he is commenting on the fact that he trusted the Thane of Cawdor absolutely and had no idea he would rebel and turn on him Which almost immediately after is exactly what Macbeth would do Macbeths plan to murder the king was concealed so well that the king willing slept in his death bed This particular scheme was encouraged by Lady Macbeth She urges Macbeth
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