It is a play full of ambition, betrayal, madness, and the supernatural.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth must hide their true thoughts in order to prevent others from knowing what they have done while different characters comment on the difficulty of knowing what a person is truly thinking.
The perfumes of arabia bit literally means that she thinks her hands are so stained with blood that it won't disappear and could represent the guilt that she feels but you can link this to the beginning when she says 'a little water clears us of this deed' where she doesn't feel the guilt.
You could say that this makes her weaker than she thinks because she isn't actually very powerful at all because her guilt has driven her insane.
how she slowly went insane with all the pent up guilt.
she may have been authoritative for a particular amount of time, but her mentality shows how things built up over time but she kept up the façade.So I was hoping someone could help me out with analysing these quotes about the theme 'appearance vs reality' in Macbeth.I've got the basic analysis but I need some more deeper meaning thinking that will make my interpretation of the quote stand out...I've got the basic analysis but I need some more deeper meaning thinking that will make my interpretation of the quote stand out... for example, lady macbeth is seen as the powerful one in the relationship before and following duncan's murder.'Theres no art to find the minds construction in the face' (act 1, scene 4) 'Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under't' (act 1, scene 5) 'And make our faces vizards to our hearts' (act 3, scene 2) 1st quote) In this video Mr Bruff mentions and analyses this quote https:// yet notice the little things- like how she said she couldn't murder him because he resembled her father.This was the quote that I did in most detail in class so I have quite a bit on it- hope this helps xx Ok so for 'Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under't' an immediate link would be to the story of Adam and Eve as it is an example of biblical imagery.This was the quote that I did in most detail in class so I have quite a bit on it- hope this helps xx So I was hoping someone could help me out with analysing these quotes about the theme 'appearance vs reality' in Macbeth. v=UVUP..U5scvu Yi IKu L moving this to the english forum if you're making a thread about a specific subject, it's best to post in the specific subject forum as you're more likely to get quicker replies and ones of better quality as it's generally where the experts of said subject will hang about for the first quote ("there's no art to find the mind construction in the face") i believe this quote could apply to several characters and not just macbeth's ambition.Indeed, Something Shakespeare often does is give important lines to minor or insignificant characters.Even though King Duncan dies in the first act of the play, one of his lines underscores the theme of appearance versus reality almost perfectly.Iago utters these words in conversation with Roderigo, thereby signaling that he is not all that he appears to be.However, Iago’s words also contain a deeper, more subversive message.