Apperance Vs Reality Essay Research Paper Brooke — страница 2

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babe that milks me; I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked the nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this. (Act I, Scene 7) The latter shows that Lady MacBeth appears strong and heartless in her actions toward others. Even when her husband stands before her having a nervous breakdown in the banquet scene, instead of trying to help, she orders her poor delirious husband to bed so that he won’t create a scene. In both of the above cases, her husband turns to her for help, but she speaks harsh words to him to keep her appearance strong. However, she is not strong at all. The whole time she was acting strong, her insides were tearing apart at the seams. One night a gentlewoman comes to a good doctor for help

about her mistress. Lady MacBeth had been sleep walking for the last few nights; mumbling words and pretending to wash her hands from a translucent blood that she feels is lingering on her hands. The good doctor says she is not physically ill, but mentally ill. The whole time Lady MacBeth had put up a defense to appear potent, but in reality, she is just as weak as her husband is. Banquo, MacBeth, and Lady MacBeth all paint a vivid picture of their personalities on the outside; but as proven, they are totally different people on the inside. No matter what, reality will conquer appearance. Whether it is slow like MacBeth and Banquo’s change; or whether it is abrupt like Lady MacBeth’s, the truth will emerge in the end.