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Appearance Versus Reality The way people act on the outside and who they really are on the inside may be two totally different things Some may change because they feel they dont fit in Others pretend to be something they truly arent No matter which way you look at it if you try to act like someone your not the truth will always appear in the end That is exactly what happened in William Shakespeares play MacBeth Banquo MacBeth and Lady MacBeth each project an image but as time passes The realities of their true personalities begin to emerge As an honorable man Banqou tends to hold back his true feelings in order not to offend others around him At one point in the play Banqou and MacBeth find themselves in the presence of three weird sisters who make three absurd predictions MacBeth leans toward believing them while Banqou says And oftentimes to win us to do our harm the instruments of darkness tells us truths win us with honest trifles to betrays in deepest consequence Act I Scene 3 A thoughtful yet skeptical Banquo speaks his words here very carefully to MacBeth in order to remain honorable He doesnt want to come right out and tell MacBeth to be cautious in his actions so he tries to soften his words so that MacBeth might contemplate his future movements However MacBeth does not take heed of Banquos warnings Because of the witchs predictions and his impatience MacBeth kills in order to get what he expects is coming to him When Banquo takes time to contemplate what has been going on he turns his thoughts to MacBeth He expresses his feelings about the situation in Act II Scene 1 Banqou feels that MacBeth might have something to do with the murders but he never stands up for his thoughts or listens to his conscience until MacBeth comes to him
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