Clothing in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth Essay
First of all, in the initiation of the play we get a first example of how clothing uncovers who and what you are. When Banquo meets the …show more content…
However well you may hide your deed, clothing will expose your true classification. When displaced from your original social status, whatever you may dress yourself it, it is bound to look wrong. Before Macbeth´s head is consumed by the thought of power, he recognizes this himself “The Thane of Cawdor lives: why do you dress me In borrowed robes?” (1.3.105). He later have to face the consequence of his newly acquired power as his life starts spinning out of control. The oddness of his clothes and his disability to handle power will become clear to more than him “Now does he not feel his title Hang loose upon him, like a giant´s robe upon a dwarfish thief “(5.3.20).
Consequently, with misfit clothes it follows naturally to make them suit. Have you committed sin, it is best covered. Lady Macbeth urges her husband “Come on, Gentle my lord, sleek o´er your rugged looks; Be bright and jovial among your guests tonight”, Who replies, “. . . And make our faces vizards to our hearts, Disguising what they are” (3.2.25-30). Consciously they attempt to deceive. Malcolm is not fooled by Macbeth´s false uniform and states “What I can believe I can weil; What know, believe; and what I can redress. . .” (4.3.10), in