The general setting of Macbeth is tenth and eleventh century Scotland.

The witches give Macbeth 2 prophesies, “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!” (1.3.49) and, “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.50) In the first, they tell Macbeth that he is to become the thane of Cawdor, which is a very highly regarded place among nobles, and second that he is to become the King of Scotland. Betrayal and loyalty both play the head and tail sides of the coin as they go along but produce conflicting forces.

The play harbors many mistrusting and deceitful characters, who prove that care should be taken when considering someone’s outward appearance. event leads to two paths, one in which a person tries anything to redeem themselves and another where selfishness takes over. William Shakespeare’s, Macbeth widely explores the theme of betrayal, the fear of its occurrence and the effect paranoia has on an individual.
This section provides topics addressing betrayal in terms of the play's plot. At first, Macbeth had to be coaxed into betraying King Duncan by his wife, who began as much power-hungrier and more cruel than her husband. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, loyalty and betrayal are exhibited in abundance. Macduff also betrays his own family by fleeing Scotland and leaving his family vulnerable … Betrayal is a prominent subject throughout the play with Macbeth as the main culprit. The study portrays the issue of love and betrayal, love which is a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing while betrayal is an act of disloyalty or treachery, this study gives an insightful account about the shocking and heart-aching conflicts caused by betrayed as portrayed in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth.

Deceit and Betrayal in Shakespeare's Macbeth Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" is considered one of his great tragedies. This sets the scene for our first betrayal. Loyalty and guilt are also strong themes in Macbeth. Macbeth . The play fully uses plot, character, setting, atmosphere, diction and imagery to create a compelling drama. She also betrays herself as she sleepwalks in act V. The play begins with the betrayal of Scotland by Norway and the thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth, in addition to her betrayal of hospitality, betrays the feminine nature to spur her and her husband to commit murder.
Duncan clearly values loyalty – he has the first Thane of Cawdor executed and rewards Macbeth by making him the new Thane. Loyalty and Betrayal.

The play opens with a battle that is being fought because two of the Thanes (Lords) who are supposed to be serving King Duncan have turned against him. At the very start of the play, Macbeth is presented as being loyal to King Duncan as he says "The service and the loyalty I owe in doing it, pays itself" although he is actually betraying Duncan by planning to kill him when he says "why do I yield to that … Macbeth is not the only one guilty of betrayal in Macbeth. Betrayal is a huge part of Macbeth. Betrayal also drives many aspects of Macbeth's plot, including events, problems, and of course the play's tragic outcome. Likewise, Macbeth by William Shakespeare and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini use the main characters from their works to demonstrate that sometimes without a second thought, betrayal takes place.

Deception and Betrayal in William Shakespeare's Macbeth The play ‘Macbeth” written by William Shakespeare” not only shows us how betrayal and deception undermines society but how it restores the moral law and society back to the way it was before the Thane of Cawdor and the tyrant Macbeth brought about the destruction in the first place. Throughout the play many characters betray what is most important to them and in the end happen to lose it all.