False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
 William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Macbeth
Topic appearance truth hiding
Date 1623
Language English
Reference The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act I, Scene 7
Note Written between 1599 and 1606 Macbeth line
Weblink http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/macbeth.1.7.html

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master After much hesitation, Macbeth is convinced by his wife to murder King Duncan so that he can take his place. His decision is made, and now the couple must carry out their dreadful plan, during which the falsity of their attitude will be essential to hide their guilt.
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