Act 1 Macbeth Quotes + Appearance and Deception

“Fair is foul, foul is fair.” Paradox, external appearance hides the inner truth.
Macbeth “shalt be King hereafter!” The Third Witch’s prophecy.
“The instruments of darkness.” Metaphor for the Witches.
Macbeth is fearful at the “horrible imaginings” that go “against the use of nature.” Macbeth is anxious, knowing he can only attain the crown through the murder of King Duncan.
“And nothing is, but what is not.” Nothing is what it seems to be.
“There’s no art/ To find the mind’s construction in the face.” External appearance hides the inner truth. (“There’s no art…”)
The King himself is deceived by Macbeth, describing him as “O worthiest cousin!” whom he has “absolute trust” in. Appearance VS Deception. (“O worthiest cousin!”)
Macbeth’s plan is to conceal the truth and “Let not light see [his] black and deep desires.” Appearance VS Deception. (“black and deep desires.”)
Macbeth lacks power and hardness, being “too full of the milk of human kindness,” and the only way for him to change is if Lady Macbeth “pour [her] spirits in thine ear.” Lady Macbeth manipulating Macbeth’s state of mind.
Lady Macbeth’s megalomaniacal ambitions need to be fulfilled, “fill me, from the crown to the toe, top full/ Of direst cruelty!” Lady Macbeth’s power hunger, megalomaniacal ambitions.
Lady Macbeth doesn’t want her feminine emotions to interfere with her plans, “Unsex me here… Make thick my blood.” Lady Macbeth depriving herself of femininity, becoming powerful, greedy and manipulative.
Lady Macbeth doesn’t want Macbeth to convey his true intentions, “look like the innocent flower,/ But be the serpent under it.” Appearance VS Deception (“look like the innocent flower”)
In order for Macbeth to succeed in his ventures, he needs “to beguile the time/ Look like the time.” Appearance VS Deception (“to beguile the time”)
Macbeth is unsure on the murder of King Duncan, as he is “his kinsman and his subject,” however, his “vaulting ambition” overrules all. “Vaulting ambition.”
“False face must hide what the false hearth doth know.” Appearance VS Deception (“False face must hide…”)