A. Set the mood
1. "There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them." 2. Reflection: On deep thoughts….
3. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth leads to the destruction of Scotland and himself. 4. Thesis Statement: Even though Lady Macbeth did not play a direct role in King Duncan’s murder, she was still responsible because of her malevolent and persistent nature towards her husband.
II. Body of Supporting Paragraphs
A. Supports Structure of Thesis:
1. Statement: Lady Macbeth fears that her husband is not strong enough to achieve his ambitions and therefore calls on evil spirits to help her think of a plan to murder King Duncan. 2. Example: “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art is promised. Yet I do fear thy nature. It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great; art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” (Shakespeare 1.5. 15- 20). 3. Explanation: Lady Macbeth does not think that her husband has the courage to fulfill his ambitions. 4. Example: “The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements. Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; stop up the access and passage to remorse, that no compunctious visitings of nature shake my fell purpose nor keep peace between the affect and it!” (1.5. 44-53) 5. Explanation: The evil spirits that she called on gave her the strength to be evil....
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