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Examples of Appearance vs Reality in Macbeth as a paper topic I have found some so far - Act I Scene iii - Witches have beards but are women Act II Scene i - Macbeth sees a dagger in front of him but can not touch it Act II - Lady Macbeth seems bloodthirsty but cannot kill Duncan Macbeth seems scared of the whole ordeal but kills the king and the guards Act V - Lady Macbeth sees blood on her hands that no one else can see - obviously it is not there and her view of reality is skewed If anyone can find any The Macbeth that we see is not like the bloody tyrant that Scotland and its nobles see The Macbeth that we see is a man who could have been a good person but just lost his way in all the evil deeds Macbeth was lured to kill the king by the desire for power an appetite that was driven by the witches prophecies and his wife s encouragement But when he reaches his goal he finds himself insecure and attempts to remove threats the decrease his insecurity by killing more people including his bestfriend Banquo And the witches still continue to lure him in with a false sense of security After killing Duncan Macbeth shows fear which proves that he is not a bloodthirsty tyrant like Scotland thinks I am afraid what I have done He feels guilty and wants Duncan to come back to life But after awhile he starts to feel good about his royalty and he thinks he must kill more people to obtain that royalty Which leads him to kill Banquo who is a big threat to him because Banquo was there when the witches were making their prophecies and
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