Macbeth quotes on deception + appearance and reality

“fair is foul and foul is fair”- witches beginning before meeting Macbeth. Equivocation/ ambiguous. Mislead/ confuse. Guessing/ riddles. Trick/ chaos.
“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent underneath”. Hide evil intentions. Public face: hiding motivations/ desires. Pure/ delicate/beautiful/unthreatening/. Symbolises evil/Predator/ cunning/ untrustworthy/ wary/ cautious.
“Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires”- Macbeth before killing Duncan. Hiding ambition/ plan to kill king. Light VS Dark, Good VS Evil symbolism. Avoid being seen. Tone- sinister/ ominous mood, evil- extent of sin.
“False face must hide what false heart doth know”- Macbeth Lying/ betraying/cheating/manipulating
“Terrible dreams that shake us nightly”. Guilty conscience/ suffering/wakes him/no sleep/shaking/nightmares
“Torture of the mind”. mind in pain and agony and anguish/ can’t escape being tortured/makes him vulnerable/ people will find out
“Make our faces vizards to our hearts”. vizards= mask/ Theme= evil/-Imagery/Wants to hide inner demons/motives/feelings/thoughts/advises Lady M to do the same
“Duncan is in his grave”.”Sleeps well”. *Shakespeare- people who deceive others are inevitably punished/also relates to fate/karma/- Social Context*He’s dead/ sleeps soundly/whilst Macbeth is being tortured by his own mind
Deceit Leads to a guilty conscience