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Deception is the underlying tone of Macbeth In the play one deceitful event leads to another and so on It seems as though no one is who they seems they are and everyone is suspected of having hidden ulterior motives Slowly as each character gets caught in the tangled mass of deception built up throughout the play the web unravels itself and the pieces fall The following is view of the chain of events that shows Shakespeares idea of dishonesty at one of its finest moments It seems as if there is a domino effect of deception in Macbeth If this is true then who exactly is accountable for putting this unholy machine into motion One must investigate the Weird Sisters as possible suspects Bearing in mind the play is fictional and written in a time of great superstition it is possible that these women could possess supernatural powers They seem to be represented as having an appetite for pandemonium In the play a great civil war has just drawn to a close and peace is settling over the dusty battlefields It may be for entertainment or for some hidden gain but it is plausible that these witches want another war so they plant the seeds for betrayal in the new Thane of Cawdor Macbeth Macbeth seems to be played as the pawn in the beginning of the play He returns home with news of the witches prophecy for his loving wife He reports that three mystical witches have in their almighty wisdom declared Macbeth the future King of Scotland While he doesnt exactly understand how this whole transfer of power will take place Lady Macbeth has already formulated her own agenda Her master plan is to commit regicide and slay the king in his slumber As fate may have it the king already is on his way to visit the thane and his wife As seen in Macbeths soliloquy he does not want to
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