Macbeth: Essay Plan Examples
A* and Level 9 essays are always properly planned before they are written. But how should you plan a Macbeth Essay?
Here is a list of practise plans and notes that students have completed for a range of essays on Macbeth. Some are focused on ideas, and others on structuring. To get the best out of your plans, you should try to keep a balance between both of these.
Always plan a thesis before writing — this is your main argument, the main answer to the question that comes in the intro of your essay. The rest of the essay should then explore and argue on this thesis.
This page is suitable for students aged 14–18 (GCSE — A-Level), particularly those studying the following exam boards: CIE / Cambridge, AQA, OCR, WJEC / Eduqas, CCEA, Edexcel.
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PRACTICE ESSAY 1:
Explore how Shakespeare discusses the theme of deception in Macbeth.
Trickery begets trickery — Macbeth deceives Duncan at the start, Banquo shortly after, he himself is deceived by the Witches > negative comment on deception.
Feudal system / divine right of kings vs New Politics / Machiavelli.
Deception creates temporary power, but the order of the world will be restored.
God ignores the castle — sinful behavior causes God to turn away.
Thesis: deception is evil and creates more evil and chaos, both for the individuals who deceive and the kingdom as a whole. For the human characters, it leads down a path to insanity, Shakespeare is drawing a parallel between deception and evil to show that it is ungodly and sinful.
P1 — Intro — Shakespeare discusses the theme of deception in Macbeth by exploring Macbeth’s insanity, showing the Macbeths covering their tracks and the temporary success with long term failure that deception brings.
P2 — Macbeth’s insanity — “oh full of scorpions is my mind”, “could not I pronounce Amen” “Is this a dagger I see before me”.
P3 — Showing the Macbeths covering their tracks — creates a climate of panic and paranoia — “I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal”.
P4 — demonstrates the religious messages of Macbeth — don’t commit sinful behavior.
P5 — demonstrates Shakespeare’s political beliefs — his faith in the Feudal system / his mistrust of New Politics.
PRACTISE ESSAY 2:
How does Shakespeare make this scene particularly terrifying?
500–600 Words essay.
- Intro — 50 words — Go over points quickly > thesis at the end
- Paragraph 1 (PEAL) — 165 words
- Paragraph 2 (PEAL) — 165 words
- Paragraph 3 (PEAL) — 165 words
- Conclusion — Recap strongest points quickly > Link back to the thesis
- Shakespeare makes this scene particularly terrifying by… (religion)
- Furthermore, the scene is particularly terrifying due to … (fear)
- Another way that Shakespeare has made this scene particularly terrifying is… (supernatural)
Point — 1 Sentence
Evidence — Quotation (no longer than 7 words).
Analysis — Identify techniques, language features, vocabulary, and dramatic devices ‘how / why’ something works in a certain way.
Evaluation — assessing the importance/significance of something.
Link — Link back to text and thesis.
Thesis: The significant turning point for Macbeth in the play as he realizes that he is unable to say amen and might be haunted due to his deed. Macbeth is a dynamic character, a tragic hero who undergoes a tragic fall, and this moment demonstrates the point at which his mind begins to disintegrate and he is abandoned by God, which would be very terrifying for a Shakespearean audience.
Top Level Mark Scheme:
- Answers in this band have all the qualities of Band 2 work, with further insight, sensitivity, individuality, and flair. They maintain a sustained engagement with both text and task.
- Sustains a perceptive, convincing and relevant personal response
- Shows a clear critical understanding of the text.
- Responds sensitively and in detail to the way the writer achieves her/his effects (sustaining a convincing voice in an empathic task).
- Integrates much well-selected reference to the text
‘Make’ > understand and discuss dramatic devices
‘Particularly’ > evaluation word
Thesis: ‘what we think/feel/realize’
Shakespeare makes this scene particularly terrifying through the implicit meanings in the text. He uses varying vocabulary and language features such as allegory and allusion, which are seen throughout the text, to create a frightening atmosphere. This mainly revolves around Macbeth, a dynamic character, whose insight to murder has changed. We realize that Macbeth is unable to cope with his past actions due to his current actions.
“ Didst thou not hear a noise ?” — Macbeth builds tension/suspense, a small amount of fear, later layers up into terror.
“ The owl scream ” — Lady Macbeth, possible link to Duncan’s death, possible horror sound, ‘scream’ > personification.
“ As I descended ?” — Macbeth, descent downstairs, but also perhaps signifies hell/degeneration into evil + madness.
Disjoined / lack of connection between characters — Macbeth is jumpy. They disagree. Macbeth is empathetic towards Donalbain > ‘ sorry sight’, Lady Macbeth is cold and says he is ‘foolish’.
“ There’s one did laugh in’s sleep, and one cried ‘Murder !’,” > terrifying, because two random people woke up during Macbeth murdering Duncan, they have a premonition or some sort of awareness.
“ I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’/ Stuck in my throat. ” > he’s under the influence of evil, so God has abandoned him, he’s past the point of redemption, perhaps the turning point where he realizes he can’t go back, psychological?
“ It will make us mad ” > Lady Macbeth feels that the two of them will be mad if they dwell on their deeds in a negative way.
“ Macbeth does murder sleep ” > this is particularly terrifying as sleep also means rest and peace. Not only is Macbeth murdering sleep, but he is murdering rest and peace which he will not get as he will be haunted by the murder. ( personification )
“ Smear / The sleepy grooms with blood ” > the fact that they can pass the blame so easily and effectively is terrifying, what else can they pass the blame for if they can pass the blame for the murder.
“ Painted devil ” > the image of a dead body is likened to a painted devil seen by a child. They are just images that are feared.
“ Clean from my hand? No ” > No amount of water will be able to wash the blood off of Macbeth’s hands. He will never be able to forget about the blood on his hands, in a metaphorical sense.
“ Making the green one red ” > His hands will turn the sea red. That is the amount of blood which he bears.
Foreshadowing Lady Macbeth’s ‘out damned spot’:
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say! — One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky! — Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? — Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” > 5.1, just before she commits suicide, a descent into madness — she sees spots of blood on her hands, paralleling Macebeth’s visions of blood.
Motif – recurring element of a story (lack of sleep/blood on hands).
ESSAY PLAN 3:
In what ways does Shakespeare make the relationship between Macbeth and Banquo so compelling?
P1 — Intro — Shakespeare makes the relationship between Macbeth and Banquo so compelling through the exploration of the themes of deception, death, and good versus evil. The discussion of such themes leads us, as the reader, to come to the conclusion that Macbeth is a sinister character who has somehow managed to befriend an honest, decent man, Banquo which leads to a relationship filled with tension.
P2- Deception- “I fear thou have played most foully for it” “fruitless crown” “I wish your horses swift and sure of foot”
P3 — death- “Banquo, thy soul’s flight…find heaven” Enter the Ghost of Banquo and sits in Macbeth’s place (stage directions)
P4 — good versus evil- juxtaposing of characters
Conclusion — strongest points again
ESSAY PLAN 4:
‘Macbeth is not an evil man, but one led astray by those around him’.
To what extent do you agree with this view?
You should write 500–600 words.
Thesis — I believe that Macbeth is an evil man and is responsible for his own actions. His sheer greed for power is what has led him astray and it was his choice to kill Duncan and have Banquo and Fleance as well as Macduff’s family killed. He has shown throughout the play that his greed, not those around him, has led him astray.
Paragraph 1: — Intro- include thesis and quick overview Paragraph 2: — Disagree paragraph Paragraph 3: — Disagree paragraph Paragraph 4: — Agree paragraph (counter) Paragraph 5: — Conclusion (quick overview of strongest points, thesis)
Point -main point
Analysis -why/how does it relate to argument
Context -context to shakespearean times
Alternative interpretation -alternative view
Link -back to thesis
- Told by the witches that he will be king.
- Pressured by Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan.
- Witches tell him that Banquo’s descendants shall be king, incites Macbeth. Witches may have known that this would have riled Macbeth up.
- Witches told Macbeth he will be king so he could have waited until he became King the right way.
- Macbeth could have stood up to Lady Macbeth and told her no.
- Macbeth felt the need to have Banquo and Fleance killed, nobody pressured him to do so.
- Macbeth had Macduff’s family killed for no good reason.
- Macbeth acted on his own accord.
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Critical Essays Major Themes
The Fall of Man
The ancient Greek notion of tragedy concerned the fall of a great man, such as a king, from a position of superiority to a position of humility on account of his ambitious pride, or hubris . To the Greeks, such arrogance in human behavior was punishable by terrible vengeance. The tragic hero was to be pitied in his fallen plight but not necessarily forgiven: Greek tragedy frequently has a bleak outcome. Christian drama, on the other hand, always offers a ray of hope; hence, Macbeth ends with the coronation of Malcolm , a new leader who exhibits all the correct virtues for a king.
Macbeth exhibits elements that reflect the greatest Christian tragedy of all: the Fall of Man. In the Genesis story, it is the weakness of Adam, persuaded by his wife (who has in turn been seduced by the devil) which leads him to the proud assumption that he can "play God." But both stories offer room for hope: Christ will come to save mankind precisely because mankind has made the wrong choice through his own free will. In Christian terms, although Macbeth has acted tyrannically, criminally, and sinfully, he is not entirely beyond redemption in heaven.
Fortune, Fate, and Free Will
Fortune is another word for chance. The ancient view of human affairs frequently referred to the "Wheel of Fortune," according to which human life was something of a lottery. One could rise to the top of the wheel and enjoy the benefits of superiority, but only for a while. With an unpredictable swing up or down, one could equally easily crash to the base of the wheel.
Fate, on the other hand, is fixed. In a fatalistic universe, the length and outcome of one's life (destiny) is predetermined by external forces. In Macbeth, the Witches represent this influence. The play makes an important distinction: Fate may dictate what will be, but how that destiny comes about is a matter of chance (and, in a Christian world such as Macbeth's) of man's own choice or free will.
Although Macbeth is told he will become king, he is not told how to achieve the position of king: that much is up to him. We cannot blame him for becoming king (it is his Destiny), but we can blame him for the way in which he chooses to get there (by his own free will).
Kingship and Natural Order
Macbeth is set in a society in which the notion of honor to one's word and loyalty to one's superiors is absolute. At the top of this hierarchy is the king, God's representative on Earth. Other relationships also depend on loyalty: comradeship in warfare, hospitality of host towards guest, and the loyalty between husband and wife. In this play, all these basic societal relationships are perverted or broken. Lady Macbeth's domination over her husband, Macbeth's treacherous act of regicide, and his destruction of comradely and family bonds, all go against the natural order of things.
The medieval and renaissance view of the world saw a relationship between order on earth, the so-called microcosm , and order on the larger scale of the universe, or macrocosm. Thus, when Lennox and the Old Man talk of the terrifying alteration in the natural order of the universe — tempests, earthquakes, darkness at noon, and so on — these are all reflections of the breakage of the natural order that Macbeth has brought about in his own microcosmic world.
Disruption of Nature
Violent disruptions in nature — tempests, earthquakes, darkness at noon, and so on — parallel the unnatural and disruptive death of the monarch Duncan.
The medieval and renaissance view of the world saw a relationship between order on earth, the so-called microcosm, and order on the larger scale of the universe, or macrocosm. Thus, when Lennox and the Old Man talk of the terrifying alteration in the natural order of the universe (nature), these are all reflections of the breakage of the natural order that Macbeth has brought about in his own microcosmic world (society).
Many critics see the parallel between Duncan's death and disorder in nature as an affirmation of the divine right theory of kingship. As we witness in the play, Macbeth's murder of Duncan and his continued tyranny extends the disorder of the entire country.
Lady Macbeth is the focus of much of the exploration of gender roles in the play. As Lady Macbeth propels her husband toward committing Duncan's murder, she indicates that she must take on masculine characteristics. Her most famous speech — located in Act I, Scene 5 — addresses this issue.
Clearly, gender is out of its traditional order. This disruption of gender roles is also presented through Lady Macbeth's usurpation of the dominate role in the Macbeth's marriage; on many occasions, she rules her husband and dictates his actions.
Reason Versus Passion
During their debates over which course of action to take, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth use different persuasive strategies. Their differences can easily be seen as part of a thematic study of gender roles. However, in truth, the difference in ways Macbeth and Lady Macbeth rationalize their actions is essential to understanding the subtle nuances of the play as a whole.
Macbeth is very rational, contemplating the consequences and implications of his actions. He recognizes the political, ethical, and religious reason why he should not commit regicide. In addition to jeopardizing his afterlife, Macbeth notes that regicide is a violation of Duncan's "double trust" that stems from Macbeth's bonds as a kinsman and as a subject.
On the other hand, Lady Macbeth has a more passionate way of examining the pros and cons of killing Duncan. She is motivated by her feelings and uses emotional arguments to persuade her husband to commit the evil act.
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There are loads of ways you can approach writing an essay, but the two i favour are detailed below., the key thing to remember is that an essay should focus on the three aos:, ao1: plot and character development; ao2: language and technique; ao3: context, strategy 1 : extract / rest of play, the first strategy basically splits the essay into 3 paragraphs., the first paragraph focuses on the extract, the second focuses on the rest of the play, the third focuses on context. essentially, it's one ao per paragraph, for a really neatly organised essay., strategy 2 : a structured essay with an argument, this strategy allows you to get a much higher marks as it's structured to form an argument about the whole text. although you might think that's harder - and it's probably going to score more highly - i'd argue that it's actually easier to master. mainly because you do most of the work before the day of the exam., to see some examples of these, click on the links below:, lady macbeth as a powerful woman, macbeth as a heroic character, the key to this style is remembering this: you're going to get a question about a theme, and the extract will definitely relate to the theme., the strategy here is planning out your essays before the exam, knowing that the extract will fit into them somehow., below are some structured essays i've put together., macbeth and gender.
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Macbeth: Ambition, Paranoia, and Self-Fulfilling Prophesies Macbeth is an iconic tragedy by William Shakespeare, which borrows some key themes from a classic Athenian tragedy of Oedipus Rex. Apart from the evident similarities like the themes of self-fulfilling prophesy and paranoia, a Shakespearean tragedy about the bloody King of Scotland manages to uncover a variety of topics that are unique to the Renaissance worldview of the author. There’s probably not a single research paper on Macbeth that would not draw those clear parallels between the two iconic tragedies, but that’s not what we are here for. We are here to outline the key points of the story and discuss pivotal topics stressed by the author. It all starts with the main character being a prominent Scottish General who’s just won a decisive victory over invaders. On his way home and to meet the king, our hero stumbles upon a trio of witches who tell him he was going to become the King of Scots in case he kills the current king. Not being that kind of guy, Macbeth does not want to kill the king he’s been so loyal to for years. Lady Macbeth, though, has other plans. She plots the murder of a king and stages it all up in such a way as to ensure her husband being out of suspicion. Macbeth manages to become a king, but it all ends bitterly for our unlikely murderer of the king, and subsequently, the killer of many innocent people too. That’s not the end of the story though, and you might want to check other examples of essays on Macbeth including but not limited to Macbeth character analysis, persuasive essay, and argumentative essay examples. Looking for the Macbeth essay example? Check our website out, we have tons of those.
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30 Macbeth Essay Topics
Most commonly assigned as required reading for high school and college students, Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. The play is set in medieval Scotland and chronicles the rise and fall of its eponymous protagonist, Macbeth, who murders his way to the throne but is ultimately undone by his ambition and paranoia.
While Macbeth can be a challenging read, it is also one of the most rewarding, offering a complex and multi-layered exploration of themes like ambition, morality, and fate.
If you are tasked with writing an essay on Macbeth, there are many possible essay writing formats you can use to analyze, compare, summarize, and discuss the play. This guide will walk you through writing a Macbeth essay and provide 30 Macbeth essay topics to get you started on your next writing assignment.
Argumentative Essay Writing for Macbeth
An argumentative essay is a type of essay that asks you to take a position on a given issue or question. Argumentative essays are common assignments in high school and college, especially in literature courses.
In an argumentative essay about Macbeth, you will take one position on one of the play’s many themes and argue for your interpretation using specific evidence from the text.
Argumentative essay topics for Macbeth need to include both sides of the argument and should be framed as a question. For example, “Is Macbeth a tragic hero?” or “What is the role of gender in Macbeth?”
Once you have chosen your topic, you will need to find evidence from the play to support your position. Be sure to cite specific lines and passages from the text as evidence in your essay.
Comparative Essay Writing for Macbeth
Comparative essays ask you to compare and contrast two or more things such as characters, themes, motifs, plot elements, etc. A comparative essay about Macbeth can take many different forms, but one common approach is to compare the characters of Macbeth and Banquo.
When writing a comparative essay about Macbeth and Banquo, you will want to consider how they are similar and different. What motivates them? How do they react to the events of the play? Are they good or evil? You can also compare and contrast other pairs of characters, such as Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff or Duncan and Malcolm.
Persuasive Essay About Macbeth
In a persuasive essay, your goal as the writer is to convince your reader to agree with your position on a given issue or question. Like an argumentative essay, you will want to use evidence from the play to support your claims.
When writing a persuasive essay about Macbeth, you can take a position on anything from whether or not Macbeth is a tragic hero to what motivates the characters in the play.
Unlike an argumentative essay on Macbeth, a persuasive essay about the play will need to be heavily opinionated to make a convincing argument. Be sure to take a clear and definitive stance on your chosen topic, and use specific evidence from the play to support your claims.
Narrative Essay About Macbeth
A narrative essay is a type of essay that tells a story. In a narrative essay about Macbeth, you will be asked to recount and describe an event or series of events from the play. Your goal in a narrative essay is not to take a position or argue a point but simply to tell the story in an engaging and interesting way.
Formatting Citations for a Macbeth Essay
Since you will need to cite directly from the play to back up the arguments and comparisons drawn from the play, it’s essential to understand the correct formatting for quotations from Macbeth.
If you are asked to write in MLA formatting (standard at most educational institutions), each quotation will need to be ended with the speaker’s name in italics, followed by the act, scene number, and line number(s) in parentheses.
“…Creeps in this petty pace from day to day” ( Macbeth 5.5.17-28).
If the quoted text is more than one line, be sure to separate each verse with a forward slash as follows:
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day” ( Macbeth 5.5.17-28).
If the quoted text is part of a conversation, use block quotations by indenting each line of the quoted text 1″ from the left margin (hit the TAB button twice). Additionally, you’ll need to capitalize all of the letters in the name. End the quote with the plays name, act, and scene number as follows:
HAMLET. To be, or not to be–that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them… ( Hamlet 3.1.56-60)
You’ll notice that after the initial 1″ margin, each subsequent line will also need an additional indentation. If quoting dialogue from two or more people, each person should start with capital letters and an indented 1″ margin:
FIRST WITCH. When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
SECOND WITCH. When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won . ( Macbeth 1.1.1-4)
With the vast amount of information and things to discuss in the play Macbeth, it can be hard to narrow it all down to one topic. But, with this list of 30 Macbeth essay topics, you should have no trouble coming up with an essay to fit your needs.
- How does Macbeth’s character change throughout the play?
- Is Macbeth a tragic hero? Why or why not?
- Who is most responsible for Macbeth’s downfall?
- Discuss the role of gender in Macbeth.
- Is ambition a positive or negative trait? Use examples from Macbeth to support your claim.
- How does Shakespeare use the supernatural in Macbeth?
- Discuss the role of fate in Macbeth.
- Compare and contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship.
- Discuss the role of deception in Macbeth.
- What motivates the characters in Macbeth?
- Is violence ever justified? Use examples from Macbeth to support your claim.
- Discuss the theme of ambition in Macbeth.
- Compare and contrast the characters of Macbeth and Banquo.
- Discuss the theme of power in Macbeth.
- Discuss the theme of loyalty in Macbeth.
- What is the significance of the witches in Macbeth?
- How does Shakespeare use foreshadowing in Macbeth?
- Discuss the role of greed in Macbeth.
- What is the significance of Macbeth’s soliloquies?
- Discuss the theme of betrayal in Macbeth.
- Compare and contrast Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s attitudes toward power.
- Discuss the theme of sanity vs. insanity in Macbeth.
- Discuss the theme of appearance vs. reality in Macbeth.
- How does Shakespeare use irony in Macbeth?
- What is the significance of blood in Macbeth?
- Discuss the theme of corruption in Macbeth.
- What is the significance of nature vs. nurture in Macbeth?
- Discuss the theme of good vs. evil in Macbeth.
- What is the significance of the title “Macbeth”?
With these Macbeth essay topics, you should have no trouble coming up with an essay to fit your needs. Remember to cite all quotes and paraphrases from the play Macbeth and use MLA format.
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Ambition & Guilt: Great Essay Introduction for Macbeth
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Do you want to write an essay introduction for Macbeth ? This article covers the play’s major themes to help you write a compelling essay.
Macbeth is a tragedy that tells the story of a Scottish nobleman who becomes obsessed with his own ambition to rule. It also showcases the repercussions of the actions he takes to get there.
The themes of Macbeth, which range from ambition to guilt, help to explain why it is regarded as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Macbeth’s themes and underlying ideas add layers of significance to this excellent work of literature.
An Overview of the Play “Macbeth”
“Macbeth” is a tragedy by William Shakespeare that shows how the main character, Macbeth, goes from being a war hero to a murderous villain. Beginning as the thane of Glamis, Macbeth progressively advances to the position of King of Scotland.
The higher Macbeth progressed along his path to power, the more corrupt and evil he grew in the process. Macbeth’s character shift drives the whole theme of this play.
How to Write an Essay Introduction for Macbeth
An introduction paragraph is your opportunity to introduce the reader to the play and the main . Some other points to include in your introduction paragraph are the setting, conflict, and protagonist. Make sure you also introduce the protagonist’s main goal and the conflict that is central to the story.
When writing an essay on Macbeth, make the introductory sentence provocative to draw the readers in.
Also, avoid beginning your introduction with a quote, no matter how tempting it may be. If you must quote, consider paraphrasing as an alternative. You’ll get plenty of opportunities to use quotations throughout the essay.
Understanding the Major Themes in Macbeth
Macbeth is a tragedy that dramatizes the psychological effects of unchecked ambition.
Loyalty, guilt, innocence, and fate all center on the notion of ambition and its consequences. The play, Macbeth, has some major themes in the play which are as follows:
Macbeth’s ambition turned out to be his tragic flaw. It lacks morality which ultimately leads to Macbeth’s downfall. Two things fueled his desire. The Three Witches’ prophecy states that not only would he rule Cawdor as thane but also as king. More significantly, the attitude of Macbeth’s wife, who mocks his assertiveness and manliness and actively orchestrates her husband’s deeds.
But Macbeth’s ambition quickly gets out of hand. He believes his authority is in danger to the point where it can only be maintained by killing his perceived enemies. Ambition ultimately leads to the downfall of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. He loses the battle and is beheaded by Macduff, while Lady Macbeth kills herself due to insanity.
Macbeth features numerous instances of loyalty. Macbeth is a valiant general at the beginning of the play. King Duncan rewards Macbeth with the title thane of Cawdor after the original thane betrayed him and allied with Norway. However, once Duncan names Malcolm as his heir, Macbeth concludes that to become the king himself, he must assassinate the king.
Shakespeare’s loyalty and treachery dynamic is demonstrated once more as Macbeth betrays Banquo, his noble best friend, out of paranoia. Although they were allies in battle, Macbeth recalls the witches’ prophecy that Banquo’s descendants would one day rule Scotland once he becomes king. Then, Macbeth decides to get him killed.
After discovering the king’s death, Macduff, who suspects Macbeth, goes to England. He teams up with Malcolm there, the son of Duncan, to plot Macbeth’s demise.
Appearance and Reality
Near the close of act I, Macbeth already has plans to kill Duncan. Macbeth then tells him, “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
Similar to this, the witches’ statements—such as “fair is foul and foul is fair” subtly manipulate reality and appearance. Their prophecy that no child “of woman born” can defeat Macbeth is proven false. This was when Macduff revealed that he was born by Caesarean section.
Also, the witches assured that Macbeth would not be defeated until “Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill Shall come against him.” It was considered unnatural, as a forest would not climb a hill. But in reality, it meant soldiers cutting trees in Birnam Wood to get closer to Dunsinane Hill.
Fate and Free Will
If Macbeth hadn’t followed his violent path, would he have become the king? This question raises the issues of fate and free will. He was appointed thane of Cawdor shortly after the witches predicted that without him doing anything to earn the position.
The witches predict Macbeth’s future and his fate. But Macbeth exercised his own free will in killing Duncan, and he planned the other assassinations after Duncan’s death. The same is true of the other visions the witches conjure for Macbeth. He interprets them as a sign of his invincibility, but they actually foretell his demise.
Macbeth is a tragic play about human lack of control and choice, the seeming inevitability of destiny, and adherence to nature. An introductory essay for Macbeth would analyze that it is one of Shakespeare’s early tragedies driven by ambition, loyalty, guilt, and fate. This article gives a quick overview of Macbeth and the major themes of the play.
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How to Write a Macbeth Essay
All literature students and those studying humanities have to read Shakespeare. The name of William Shakespeare is the most powerful “brand” in the world of drama. His comedies and tragedies seem to never be forgotten. Literature students very often get assignments of writing essays on Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies. Macbeth is one of the most famous tragedies by Shakespeare. Essays on Macbeth are common assignments both in high schools and universities. Any essay on Shakespeare may concern a great variety of topics. There is no lack of topics and you can make the best choice. It is possible to write on the plot, tragedy lines, characters etc. When you start your essay, check out outline example to better structure your essay.
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Macbeth is the shortest tragedy by William Shakespeare. It is a powerful play with grim scenes and story line. The play is about a Scottish soldier who, after hearing prophecies from witches, sets about bringing the prophecies to fulfillment. William Shakespeare is assumed to have adopted the plot from Holinshed’s Chronicles, a popular history of England well known at the time of Shakespeare. Another school of thought argues that Shakespeare borrowed the plot from George Buchanan. To compose a Macbeth essay, one should take into consideration all the facts and fiction into account. Meticulous research is needed to get the facts right. The nuances and affectations by Shakespeare in the play are amazing and need careful handling while composing a narrative essay . ProfEssays.com offers services in custom essay writing and can be of tremendous help in composing a personal essay .
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- Introduction : Introduce the theme of the essay with a synopsis of what you intend to portray in the essay.
- Description : Describe the theme in detail. References and quotes can be used to color the essay.
- Analysis or interpretation : Do an analysis or interpret the theme in your own words. You can draw inspiration from the reviews of the learned through research.
- Conclusion : Conclude the essay reiterating your theme and your analysis or interpretation of it.
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Shakespeare’s Macbeth is perhaps one of the most famous tragedies. No wonder this is one of the most popular topics for literature essays . Here you can develop a dozen of topics and analyze so many issues. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a very touching drama, so every student will experience different feeling and emotions and thus will be able to write an interesting essay . Of course, if you have very little writing experience you have to look for essay examples on Shakespeare’s Macbeth to make sure you learn essay writing ABC. Besides, you can learn much about potential essay topics. You can write about Macbeth’s personality or major problems in this drama.
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Most essays on Macbeth are written on Macbeth characters . These are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Three Witches, Banquo, King Duncan, Macduff, Malcolm, Hecate, Fleance and others. Each of the character possesses some unique features and that is why it is easy to write on them. Try to make a exhaustive analysis and penetrate deep in character’s souls. There are so many events, monologues and dialogues in Macbeth that can be used as arguments supporting certain ideas and evaluations. Essay on Macbeth characters are quite popular among students. In fact, over 80% of all Macbeth essays are related to analysis of this tragedy’s characters. Professays.com has writers who specialize in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies. So, feel free to contact us. Our writers will take into account all your requirements and recommendations.
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By Evans Jan 07 2021
Have you ever been so excited about something that you threw reason out of the window? Maybe a palm reader tells you that you will marry your celebrity crush and you end a long term relationship to pave way for this celebrity crush? We have all been silly at some point in life, ambition making us forsake the voice of reason. This is basically what Macbeth is all about; a prophecy that ruins the life of a gallant soldier as he attempts to bite more than he can chew. Before we learn how to write a Macbeth essay, let's begin by looking at the summary and key themes in Macbeth
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Summary of Macbeth
Shakespeare's Macbeth starts with two Scotland generals, Macbeth and Banquo. The two are on their way after fighting two separate enemies. On the way, they meet with three witches who prophesy that Macbeth will be made thane and will later on become king of Scotland. They also tell Banquo that although he will never become king, he will sire a line of kings. When the first part of the prophecy is fulfilled, Macbeth is full of ambition that he does not see reason. He kills King Duncan and becomes the king in his place. Afraid of the rest of the prophecy coming true, Macbeth, instigated by his wife, kills Banquo, and his downfall begins. Macbeth will destroy anything and anyone to protect his power. He is so determined to ensure that the last part of the prophecy does not come true, which only leads to people hating his tyrannical rule and him facing an untimely death.
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Macbeth key themes
'Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen .' Before the prophecy, Macbeth seems okay with his life. However, the moment he learns that he can become much more, he loses all control and allows ambition to blind him. At first, he kills King Duncan against his better judgment. However, once he kills to clinch power, he can't seem to stop. He kills whoever tries to oppose him, and finally, he ends up dead.
The supernatural plays a massive role in Macbeth. Macbeth is thrown into a frenzy when the witches tell him that he will be made thane and that later on, he will become king of Scotland. When the first part happens on its own, Macbeth decides to give the prophecy a push and kills King Duncan. Later on, he will do anything to make sure that the rest of it doesn't come to pass.
Guilt plays quite a significant theme in Macbeth. Macbeth feels guilty for killing King Duncan and Banquo. He chooses to deal with that guilt by killing more people, which makes it worse. Macbeth is not the only one being eaten up by guilt. Lady Macbeth slowly loses her sanity after encouraging her husband to kill against his better judgment. She begins sleepwalking, believing that the king's blood is in her hands and there is nothing she can do to wash it off. She does not get a way out of the guilt that is slowly costing her sanity.
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How to write a Macbeth essay
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Macbeth essay topics
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Critical essay topics for Macbeth
- Macbeth is the villain of the play. discuss
- Discuss the influence that the witches have on Macbeth.
- What is the role of the women in Macbeth? How does society treat women?
- Is Lady Macbeth responsible for bringing Macbeth to power or for ruining him?
- What do Macbeth's visions symbolize?
Analysis essay topics for Macbeth Essay
- Analyze the prophecies given by the witches. Do all the prophecies come to pass?
- What are the roles of Macduff and Malcolm?
- Analyze contributions of two minor characters
- The role of light and darkness in the play
- Development of Macbeth as a character in the play
- Analyze Banquo's reaction to the witches' prophecy
- Look at the lies, and the half-lies told in the play and their significance.
- Analyze Macbeth as a tragedy drama
Comparative essay topics for Macbeth
- Compare and contrast Macbeth and Banquo. Are there any similarities between them? What sets them apart? Can we easily dismiss Macbeth as the villain of the play?
- How do Macbeth and Banquo react to the news of the prophecy? How does the prophecy bring out their true selves?
- Compare between Macbeth, the main character, and Vladimir Putin. How are they similar? What differences do they have?
Controversial essay topics on Macbeth
- Describe the seven sin in Macbeth
- How does Macbeth fit in the Greek mythology?
- Who is responsible for the death of Macbeth?
- Who would make the best king for Scotland?
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- How to Write a Good Expository Essay About Macbeth
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Introduction and thesis
If you want to write an expository essay about the play Macbeth and want to know how to start, it’s important to get your statement of purpose, or thesis, figured out first. An expository essay, remember, is based on factual information, endeavouring to explain to the reader something they might not know already.
First, start with an introduction, including a hook straight away to get your readers’ attention. Then you can approach your topic in one of five different ways: problem/solution, comparison, how-to, descriptive, and cause/effect. At this point you should write a thesis statement, or statement of purpose, explaining the main topic or point of your essay.
Here are a few samples of ideas for thesis statements about Macbeth.
Thesis idea 1: Macbeth’s character is the example of a tragic hero, someone who rises to the top and then because of his own fatal flaws, dooms himself to failure and death.
Thesis idea 2: Between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, she’s the one who is truly evil, as her ambition pushes Macbeth to go far beyond his own moral judgement.
Thesis idea 3: The themes of Macbeth in the full play include ambition, pride, betrayal, guilt, and the difference between appearances and reality.
Thesis idea 4: The three witches predict Macbeth’s future, but is that future his fate, or did his own free will play a part?
Thesis idea 5: When Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane, a prophecy is fulfilled, but Macbeth’s assumptions have doomed him.
As you move on into the body of your expository essay, each new paragraph should serve as a new point you are making, with the evidence to back your point in the paragraph itself. You should have at least three points in the essay body, and it’s a good idea to start by sitting down to outline the structure of your essay before you even begin writing it.
For example, if you are talking about the points in the play where free will contends with fate, you might talk about Macbeth’s decision to kill Duncan in one paragraph, and the fulfilment of the prediction about Macbeth being killed by someone ‘not born of woman’ in another, and then Macbeth’s own beliefs and assumptions about what Birnam Wood coming to Dunsinane means, and how that itself plays a part in his downfall, in yet another.
As you finish making the points you’ve previously outlined, it’s time to start thinking about a conclusion. To conclude your essay, briefly revisit all the points you’ve made, and then restate your thesis demonstrating what you’ve learned. If the thesis statement at the beginning of the essay is a question, then this should be the answer.
For instance, a conclusion to the thesis above about fate versus free will might look like: “Both fate and Macbeth’s own choices play a part in his rise to kingship and his downfall. As he consistently makes bad choices, the more negative parts of his fate begin to take over. He is truly doomed by his own hand, and the fate that was foretold for him could have been avoided if he’d chosen otherwise.”
Now you have the tools to write a great expository essay about Macbeth, so think about what aspect of the play captures your attention the most, and write about that.
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129 Macbeth Essay Topic Ideas & Examples
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Writing an essay on Shakespearean tragedies may be tricky for some students. There are a lot of ideas to put in your paper, and that may puzzle you. That’s why we’ve prepared a short guide on how to write Macbeth essay.
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare based on the true story of Scottish king Macbeth. The play tells us about a Scottish general who heard a prophecy from a trio of witches and decided to bring predictions to fulfillment. This is a drama about the jeopardy of excessive lust for power and betrayal of friends.
Some researchers state that William Shakespeare adopted the plot from Holinshed’s Chronicles, a popular history of England, while others argue that the plot of the play was borrowed from George Buchanan. Before you start your Macbeth essay, you should do thorough research on facts and fiction around the play.
To give you ideas on how and what to write in your essay, check the tips below:
- Check our Macbeth essay samples to acquire knowledge on characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, King Duncan, Banquo, Malcolm, Macduff, Three Witches, and others. Each character is unique, and it’s quite easy to write a paper on each of them. Make a meticulous analysis of each of them, if you decide to write an essay on Macbeth characters. Use dialogues and monologues as supporting arguments to your ideas.
- In your Macbeth essay introduction provide readers with the thesis statement and a summary you’re going to discuss in the paper. Specify what exactly you will depict or analyze. Sometimes, you may need to write the intro after you finish the body and already have done an in-depth analysis of text and critique materials.
- When writing body paragraphs, describe the essay topic in detail. Start each section with a short statement, provide a supporting quote, explain it, and make a conclusion. You can always analyze IvyPanda Macbeth essay titles to learn various points of view on each character and event.
- In the Macbeth essay conclusion, reiterate a topic and your analysis. You should not only summarize the information you’ve gathered and analyzed in the paper body. You have to get back to the intro and provide clear and extensive answers on the questions you raised. Try not to leave any further questions for your readers. Here’s the secret: some professors read the conclusion first. So make it persuasive and give a complete portion of information.
You may be wondering how to use essay examples that you may find on our website. It is super easy. First of all, look through the titles to get some topic ideas.
Then, look through the sample and learn how to create your outline. Think about what you can write in your essay. Check the bibliography: there you can find useful sources for the research.
Indeed, any paper on Shakespeare’s play may concern a variety of topics. So check out our Macbeth essay examples and think of the topics which you can choose.
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- Drama Macbeth: Shakespeare’s Play and Wells’ Film However, the play communicates the meaning of the text in a better way as compared to the film by Orson Wells.
- Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and Sophocles’ “Oedipus” The idea of a person being in the center of the action and trying to overcome some problems connected with doom, fate and some other supernatural forces become peculiar to this kind of art.
- Oedipus King vs. Macbeth: Drama Comparison The concept reflects the foundation of the decent authority through showing the tendencies of power both in the ancient times and in the period of Renaissance.
- Macbeth: an Analysis of the Play by Shakespeare Macbeth’s treachery springs from his reliance to the witches who gave him prophecy that results in his endless creation of enemies.
- Characters’ Traits in Shakespeare’s Macbeth As weird as it might sound, Lady Macbeth is very emotional; as a matter of fact, the crimes that she committed can be attributed to her emotionality rather than her greed, though the latter has […]
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- An Explication on Shakespeare’s Macbeth However, Macbeth’s wife is murdered and the news is broken to him, and he is drifted into a life of futility and remorsefulness.
- Chaucer’s ‘Miller’s Tale’ and Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale and in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, to be more exact, we will find out how the notion of poetic justice is represented by examples of the main characters of the works mentioned.
- Shakespear’s “Macbeth”: Main Character Change Analysis Macbeth is essentially the story of a character who lives his life in a state of confusion to the degree that the only constant in his life changes.
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- Emotions and Outward Actions in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” In this regard, in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the relationship of inward emotions and outward actions is relevant in fully conveying the interplay of themes in this tragedy.
- Representing the Heroic: Macbeth and Odysseus In Homer’s Odyssey, the noble nature of the hero is made clear in the way that his servants speak of him and strive to behave as he would expect.
- Shakespeare and His View on Kingship: Macbeth, King Lear and Othello At the same time, it is beyond doubt in the basement Macbeth’s character is clean and as a soldier, he is true to his job and his king.
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- Supernatural Elements of Act I and II in Macbeth In the play, the supernatural things are central to the plot of the play as they provide a basis for action as Shakespeare meant them to fit in putting the play together.
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- Jeffrey R. Wilson: Macbeth and Criminology The genre of tragedy used in Macbeth poses the question to the reader: who is responsible for committing a crime – the individual or the society?
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- Omens in The “Macbeth” Play by William Shakespeare The supernatural was an aspect of the plot structure used to add tension and drama to the occurrences and situations and manifested in various ways. To conclude, the owl and raven were utilized as omens […]
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A summary of every tragic Shakespeare play, including Macbeth, can be given in four words: “Everyone dies. The end.” But in this article, we are talking about Macbeth essays, not summaries, and this kind of paper requires a little more text no matter whether you want it or not. If you are already considering following the steps of most of the Shakespearean characters because of the number of assignments you’ve got, hold on a little. With this guide, you will deal at least with your essay about this famous tragic play easily.
Throw details of Shakespeare’s life out of the window Knowing a lot of background information about the writer and the epoch is good, because it helps you to understand the motivation behind each character’s actions and the relationships in the play better. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to turn your essay on Macbeth into Shakespeare’s biography. You can mention details from the poet’s biography only if they are crucial for supporting your argument, and usually they are not.
If the topic of your essay explores the connection between writer and his characters or how Shakespeare depicted himself in his plays and whether he did that at all, then references to his life events are valid and necessary. In all other cases your professor will think that you are simply trying to add volume to your essay, even if you are not. In a Macbeth essay you should talk about Macbeth, right?
Make your introduction custom You already know that the introduction of an essay is your chance to make a good first impression on your reader. Some of you may object and say: “Why would I bother writing a good introduction if the teacher has to read to the end anyway?” Well, that’s true, but such an attitude won’t bring you an A for your essay!
And what you have to do in the introduction to your essay on Macbeth is to make it about Macbeth. What a great obvious piece of advice, right? However, it seems not to be that obvious when it comes to writing. One of the most common mistakes students make while writing about one of Shakespeare’s plays is that they make the introduction indifferent, colorless. Further explanations on introduction with an example Let’s have a closer look using an example. Here is how a typical introduction looks like: “The play Macbeth was written by Shakespeare. It tells us about a man turning from ambitious and courageous to evil and cruel under the influence of his surroundings. This essay will discuss the question whether there is a predisposed evil in each human, or it is circumstances and influence of other people that play a significant role.”
What is wrong with this introduction? It’s passable, but it’s plain and ordinary. With little changed, you can fit nearly any other of Shakespeare’s tragic plays into this description. What you need to do is to make the introduction custom, one of a kind. Have you ever played a game where you describe a character, book or series using specific details, and your friends have to guess what it is? The principle is similar: make your introduction and hook so connected to your topics that the readers will guess this is a Macbeth essay even without looking at the topic.
Look for a variety of topics in your answer Let’s say you have to write a lady Macbeth essay, and your topic is to discuss the influence of lady Macbeth on her husband. Obviously, here you need to talk about characters, their relations and motivations. You may say that lady Macbeth was ambitious and cutthroat, and get you fair amount of points for a psychological analysis of her personality. However, you can dig deeper and analyze such things as the choice of words, the manner of speech, appearance in the plot and dramatic effect lady Macbeth has on her husband. The ability to investigate a wider scale of issues and themes will make your grade rise to stellar heights!
Professors like this approach so much because it’s the classic academic analysis. You don’t simply choose one side or one opinion, you look at the issue from various angles and admit that it’s a complex problem that can be regarded from various points of view. If you manage to show such an approach in your paper, a great mark is guaranteed.
There’s no right and wrong This point has something in common with the previous one, that you shouldn’t stick to a sole opinion and defend it with the cost of your life. However, remember that whatever approach or point of view you choose, it’s literature, there are no “2+2 = 4” equations. Every opinion is valid if you have the means to prove it. The “this is so because I say so” approach still doesn’t work for academic papers, though.
Writing about a different opinion is even more interesting than about a popular one—it’s challenging and pushes your mind into finding creative pathways and subtle facts to back up your beliefs. Here’s a fun fact proved by many creative people: our minds tend to be way more productive and imaginative in a restricted environment or circumstance compared to when we are given a free choice of topic.
Happy writing! Use these simple yet effective tricks for your own benefit, and Macbeth essays will never be a problem for you. If you have a better idea or a useful piece of advice on essay writing about Shakespeare’s plays or any other topic, feel free to share your insights in the comments. We are in a constant search of fresh approaches and new opinions, because being creative is not a quality, it’s a process. Happy Macbeth essays writing! 🙂 Besides, this is a very suitable topic for the upcoming Halloween, right?
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Macbeth Writing Task Directions: Choose one of the following prompts and respond to it in essay format. Essays should include at least three direct quotations from the play. You will be graded based on the 5-point rubric. Option 1: Lady Macbeth kept her emotions at bay, and often told Macbeth that he should not dwell on what they had done. However, bottling up her emotions causes her to crack in the end. Do some research into the importance of expressing your feelings, and use it as a means to evaluate Lady Macbeth and her actions throughout the play. You must include a minimum of three direct quotations from the play. Please see below for information on how to embed and cite lines. Option 2: Macbeth is a classic model of a bullying victim who turns into a bully himself. Do some research into the causes of bullying and discuss using specific examples from the play. You must include a minimum of three direct quotations from the play. Please see below for information on how to embed and cite lines. Option 3: All around us are examples of politicians and advertisers who use language to deceive us. Discuss how Macbeth was deceived with language and suggest what we can learn from the study of the play. You must include a minimum of three direct quotations from the play. Please see below for information on how to embed and cite lines. Option 4: In the play, Shakespeare explores what it means to be an honorable man. He presents several different options in Macbeth, Banquo, and Macduff. In your essay, discuss what you believe Shakespeare is saying about “manhood” and then present your own view on what it means to be an honorable person today. You must include a minimum of three direct quotations from the play. Please see below for information on how to embed and cite lines. *Note: How to embed and cite lines from the play: Examples: In an aside, he ponders the idea of killing his king to make the prophecy come true, a thought so evil it makes his “seated heart knock at [his] ribs” (I iii, 146). Macbeth knew Banquo had a “royalty of nature” and “a wisdom that doth guide his valour/To act in safety”(III i, 57-58). Because of this, Banquo posed a huge threat to the insecure king and he had to die.
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What kind of irony is used in this story?
Irony in the Story of an Hour. Irony is the use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning. In this story there are three different types of irony used, they are: situational, dramatic and verbal. Situational irony is used to show the reader that what is expected to happen sometimes doesn’t.
Read the story. Anna asked her mother if she could drive the car to the store herself. Anna’s mom said, "Sure, ten-year-olds drive themselves to the store all the time!” What kind of irony is used in this story?
To answer this question, you need to know the different kinds of irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows a key piece of information in a movie or play that a character does not. Situational irony is when the actual result of a situation is totally different from what you’d expect the result to be. Verbal irony is when a speaker is saying the opposite of what he or she is means. The best fit for this situation would be verbal irony, so this is the answer.
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C) Verbal Irony
Details : Read the story.Anna asked her mother if she could drive the car to
The Passage is called "The Professor is a Dropout" Johnson begins the essay by listing Lupe Quintanilla's accomplishments, then revealing that Quintanilla was once classified as ret_rded. What introductory technique is Johnson employing? Why is it effective here?
There is one of the unique techniques which is employed by Johnson.
This is one of the effective techniques which is used for emphasising on the major aspects of the essay and the points involving the characters like the accomplishments and the success gained by Lupe Quintanilla’s. The introductory technique sets the tone and the mood of the whole situation. It uses symbolism and images for establishing the central idea of the topic and the moment.
paper has more patience than people. why do Anne frank say like that- from the diary of Anne frank.
You could say (if it is a written answer) that Anne likely said paper has more patience than people because she could write/say everything she was thinking without being interrupted.
What is the main reason Frederick Douglass wrote his memoir, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? to entertain readers with the story of his life to reveal the existence of slavery to readers to instruct readers how to escape from slavery to inform readers about his experiences as a slave
to inform readers about his experiences as a slave
it would be the experiences as a slave
Why does Walt Whitman use the word singing in the title “i hear America singing”
to illustrate a misguided and simple interpretation of American society to reflect a hopeful, cohesive view of American society to highlight the importance of labor rights for workers in America to show that having a positive outlook
Whitman starts of the poem by stating, "I hear America singing", suggesting that the people who he discusses in the lines to follow are not just individuals but part of something bigger. The use of the word "carols" given to the songs sung by the people, suggests that he gave the poem a more spiritual or religious touch.
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Read the excerpt from Part 3 of The Odyssey by Homer. so let me tell [Circe’s] forecast: then we die with our eyes open, if we are going to die, or know what death we baffle if we can. Sirens weaving a haunting song over the sea we are to shun, she said, and their green shore all sweet with clover; yet she urged that I alone should listen to their song. Therefore you are to tie me up, tight as a splint, erect along the mast, lashed to the mast, and if I shout and beg to be untied, take more turns of the rope to muffle me.’ What conclusion about Odysseus (the speaker) is best supported by the excerpt? He trusts Circe’s advice. He remembers the Sirens. He questions his men’s strength. He believes they will succeed.
He trusts Circe's advice
Circe is the goddess of magic in the story, so it would make sense that he trusts her also. He tells his men to do what she recommended, that shows that he trusts her advice
He trusts Circe’s advice.
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Create an Introduction Paragraph
I believe that school should change up the classes it's easier on the teachers, it ensures the student aren't in the same spot all the time and, student can get ready for middle and high school.
Answer: There are several reasons students should switch classes throughout the day. Some of the reasons students should switch classes throughout the day are, students will be prepared for middle school, switching classes will help the work day/ school day go faster for students and staff, the students will get exercise throughout the day, and also students will be able to engage in peer interaction during passing periods which will help with social skills. In this paper/essay I will talk about why elementary students should switch classes throughout the day.
Which of the following was a characteristic of the Great Migration? O A. It resulted from laws that granted African Americans new rights. O B. African Americans marched on Washington. C. It was heavily criticized by Earl Warren and Martin Luther King Jr. O D. African Americans moved to urban centers.
D. African Americans moved to urban centers.
A. is wrong because there were no new laws Taft granted African Americansnew rights. The primary reason for migrating was because of segregation and racism.
B. is incorrect because the great migration was the movment of 6 million African Americans from the south rurals to the urban west, Midwest and northeast. (1916-1970s)
C. Incorrect, because Earl and Dr. MLK didn't critisize this migration and was with the ending of segregation
Which statement, if added to the passage, would BEST support the idea that insects are dangerous?
I can't see the statements so I can't give a definite answer. However, think of it this way: We know the statement needs to add to the idea that insects are dangerous . So you need to chose the option that presents insects in a negative light or gives a specific reason to fear them. A neutral or positive fact about insects would not support the idea.
The answer is D: Researchers believe that rodents and insects helped spread several of history's plagues.
Details : Which statement, if added to the passage, would BEST support the
What is blas? presenting factual information presenting both sides of the issue presenting objective information presenting one side of the issue
D - Presenting one side of the issue.
Bias shows opinion/personal ideas that aren't supported by facts. Only showing one side of an issue would be biased because the person isn't taking into account all the facts that could potentially show that their view is wrong.
Answer: presenting one side of the issue is the right answer
Read this passage from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Which viewpoint does Dr. King express in this passage? The battle for freedom and justice has been won. It's time to take arms and violently overthrow the forces of persecution. Good people must return home and continue the struggle for civil rights. Comfort can be found in religion and prayer.
The battle for freedom and justice has been won in the best manner by the Dr. King in this passage.
There is description of the various ways in the passage with the great trials and the tribulations . There were areas which have been focused on the due to the political brutality and the reasons for getting the creative suffering. The works have been done with the help of unearned suffering and its receptiveness . Suggestions have been made with the help of situations developed and the viewpoints associated with them.
Good people must return home and continue the struggle for civil rights.
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Why does Antony repeat the phrase “he is an honorable man”?
Tell abt the story ,this is a dead-end question
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What is the answer to The sergeant on the monkeys paw
Be careful for what you wish for!....Since the boy died and they thought it was him at the door and they all died bc of the last wish... I read that story in the beginning of the year
What text evidence shows that the culprit of the chicken theft knows what he or she did wrong
i can't tell because you didn't post the story unless im doing this wrong.
What does the word disembark mean based on the context clues provided A guided will greet you as you disembark from the boat to tour the city
The word disembark would be the equivalent of a word such as; leave, exit, or depart
Example sentence: A guide with greet you as you exit from the boat into the tour city.
to go ashore
disembark means to leave or to get off which connects to the word ashore= going on shore(the beach)
Read this excerpt from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Thousands would escape . . . but for the strong cords of affection that bind them to their friends. What is the effect of the figurative language in this passage?
Despite all logic, enslaved people often felt as though slaveholders were their friends, which kept them from trying to escape.
Details : Read this excerpt from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.Thousands
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Social media played a role in the uprisings of the Arab Spring.
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According to paragraph 5 what rhetorical device does Bradford use describing the pilgrims experience
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Read the text, then answer the question that follows: Wild animals as viewed from a mountain camp—Camille Grant, October 2011 Through my binoculars, I viewed a group of wild animals in action. A pride of lions was sleeping when a small, yellow bus pulled up beside them. Tourists on a safari were packed into the bus like sardines in a can. Armed with cameras, they invaded the lions' territory, hoping to capture the perfect photograph. The crowd leaned out the windows, hooting and hollering, until the lions awoke. When the lions moved away, the bus rolled after them, relentlessly stalking the pride. One of the lions turned and roared to protect the young. This was greeted with cheers and a celebratory honk of the bus horn. The curious visitors observed the lions' routine for an hour before moving on. Leaving a cloud of dust, the bus headed away, taking the wild animals off to disturb someone else's home. Review the following line from the text: The curious visitors observed the lions' routine for nearly an hour before moving on. To create a more negative connotation, the author could have replaced the word curious with which of the following synonyms? (5 points) Nosy Passive Interested Familiar
The answer would be nosy
The author would have given off a much more negative tone, because they already captured the annoyance of the liions from the tourists.
nosy is Similar to : curious and nosy is showing too much curiosity about other people's affairs or wanting to know too much
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Read the text, then answer the question that follows: Wild animals as viewed from a mountain camp—Camille Grant, October 2011 Through my binoculars, I viewed a group of wild animals in action. A pride of lions was sleeping when a small, yellow bus pulled up beside them. Tourists on a safari were packed into the bus like sardines in a can. Armed with cameras, they invaded the lions' territory, hoping to capture the perfect photograph. The crowd leaned out the windows, hooting and hollering, until the lions awoke. When the lions moved away, the bus rolled after them, relentlessly stalking the pride. One of the lions turned and roared to protect the young. This was greeted with cheers and a celebratory honk of the bus horn. The curious visitors observed the lions' routine for an hour before moving on. Leaving a cloud of dust, the bus headed away, taking the wild animals off to disturb someone else's home. Review the following line from the text: The crowd leaned out the windows, hooting and hollering, until the lions awoke. To create a more negative connotation, the author could have replaced the word crowd with which of the following synonyms? (5 points) Assembly Gathering Group Mob
The answer would be mob
The author used the metaphor, packed into the bus like sardies in a can , emphasising that there was already a large group of people.
Details : Read the text, then answer the question that follows: Wild animals
Eric and Francine were at the library. They had a big report due in school, and they wanted to get as much research done as possible. Neither one of them was paying attention to the sky getting darker and darker. It was really late. "Eric, I think I found a great article for your paper while I was looking for something else," Francine said. "I can print it out, if you want." "Thanks, that would be great," Eric said. "I could use one more article." All of a sudden, the lights started going out in the library. The whole first floor was dark. Eric and Francine looked over the railing on the third floor. Not one person was in the library. "Do you think they forgot we came up here?" Francine asked. "We have been pretty quiet for a while." "No, they always check to make sure everyone is gone," Eric said. "The librarian is probably just trying to tell us it's time to go. Let's grab our stuff and go downstairs." Eric and Francine picked up their books and papers and walked slowly down the stairs. It was so dark, Francine was sure she would fall down. When they reached the front, the librarian was not at the desk. Eric called many times, but no one answered. Finally, Francine walked over to try the door. "It's locked!" she said. "We are stuck in the library!" Which of the following best summarizes the story? A. Eric and Francine were studying on the third floor when the lights started going out. Eric and Francine called to the librarian but nobody answered. B. Eric told Francine that someone always checks to make sure everyone left. Eric and Francine picked up their books and papers and went downstairs. C. Francine found an article for Eric to use while she was doing research. Then, Eric and Francine saw that there were no other people in the library. D. Eric and Francine were doing research late one night at the library. The lights started going out, and they realized that they were locked in the library.
I ma pretty sure your answer is D. Eric and Francine were doing research late one night at the library. The lights started going out, and they realized that they were locked in the library. Because it states an overview of the story
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What is the purpose of the numbering in this document? to indicate steps in a process to emphasize supporting ideas to signal the text's main ideas to show the meaning of policies
Step 1: Determine which options are correct
Incorrect Options: Options B, C, D
Correct Option: Option A
Answer: Option A
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To indicate steps in a process is the purpose of the numbering in this document . hence the option A is correct.
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Record keeping : Documents are kept as a record of events, transactions, and communications. They provide evidence of what has occurred and serve as a historical record.
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What does the suffix -logy mean in the word astrology mean ? A. Capable of B. Related to C. Word or reason D. Study of
Its D. Study of.
Please tell me if im wrong :)
Details : What does the suffix -logy mean in the word astrology mean ?A. Capable
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Why does the banker want out of the bet ? A. The banker has lost his fortune and does not want to pay the lawyer. B. The banker had decided solitary confinement is immoral and does not want to pay the lawyer. C. The banker thinks the bet was ridiculous and does not want to pay the lawyer. D. The banker isn’t sure why he wants out of the bet.
I read the story
A. The banker has lost his fortune and does not want to pay the lawyer.
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