Outline of macbeth

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Macbeth Outline

I. Introduction
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
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4. Example: “When you durst do it, then you were a man; and to be more than man. Nor time nor place did then adhere, and yet you would make both. They have made themselves, and that their fitness now unmake you. I have given suck, and know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me” (1.7. 56-63).
5. Explanation: Macbeth does not want to be seen as a coward and therefore he does what his wife wants him to do in order to prove himself.

D. Supports Structure of Thesis 1. Statement: Lady Macbeth assures her husband that if everything goes well they should not fail.
2. Example: “We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail. When Duncan is asleep…, his two chamberlains will I with wine and wassail so convince that memory. The warder of the brain, shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason a limbeck only. When in swinish sleep their drenched natures lie as in a death, what cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan? What not put upon his spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt of our great quell? (1.7. 69-82)
3. Explanation: Once Macbeth is positive that the plan will work he gets the courage to carry on with the murder.
4. Example: “My hands are of your
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