Macbeth Essay

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Macbeth Essay The way people act on the outside and who they really are on the inside may be two completely different things. Some may change because they fill as if they are not socially accepted, others pretend to be something they truly aren’t. No matter which way you analyze it, if you try to act like someone your not, the truth will always come out in the end. Which is exactly what happens in William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. Banquo, MacBeth, and Lady MacBeth each project a specific persona, but as the tragic story continues their true personalities begin to show. As an honorable man, Banqou tends to hold back his true feelings in order to keep the others around him content. At one point during the play Banqou and MacBeth find themselves in the presents of the three weird sisters who make some absurd predictions. MacBeth leans towards believing them while Banqou says,”And oftentimes, to win us to do our harm, the instruments of the darkness tells us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence”. (act 1, scene 3) A thoughtful yet skeptical Banqou speaks his words here very carefully to Macbeth in order to remain honorable. He doesn't 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 movement. However, MacBeth doesn't pay much mind to Banqous warning. Since the witches predictions made MacBeth so impatient he decides to kill in order to get what he wants sooner. When Banqou takes time to consider what has been going on, he turns his attention to MacBeth. He expresses his feelings about the situation in act 2, scene 1. Banqou feels that MacBeth might have something to do with the murder of their beloved King Duncan. Banqou never confronts Macbeth, until Macbeth approached him. When Macbeth asks to talk privately with Banqou, Banqou states; “so I lose none in seeking to augment it, but still keep my bosom franchised and allegiances clear, I shall be counseled.” (act 3, scene 1) This means he