Explain how to construct paragraphs on how Macbeths character changes using quotes... I'm confused...
An example could be helpful or sentenaces to start me off.
I've never written an essay like this before and don't know the marking scheme.
I've got the quotes and idea's I just need help to construct it into a paragraph.
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I find an acronym is helpful in remembering what you need to do. I teach my students to use the PEE structure
Point: what's the point you're making in this paragraph?
Evidence: provide a quote or example to prove your point.
Explanation: explain how the quote or example proves your point and helps to answer the question.
So, for example:
One change that Macbeth experiences is that he stops caring about his wife. Early in the play, Macbeth listens carefully to his wife and follows his instructions. This is indicated when Lady Macbeth says, "screw your courage to a sticking place" and Macbeth, although he was terrified before, begings to add to the plot. Later in the play it is shown that Macbeth cares very little for his wife. When he is informed that she has passed away, Macbeth responds, "she would have died hereafter." This quote suggests that he no longer cares for his wife. Therefore, Macbeth he has changed from a man who cares for and respects his wife to a man who barely even cares that she has passed away.
The first sentence is your point. An easy way of writing this sentence is to rewrite your question e.g.
Q: What changes does Macbeth experience?
Point: One change that Macbeth experiences is...
The middle section is your evidence - your quotes from the text that demonstrate the point you're trying to prove. The format,
This is shown in the quote, "______" is fairly easy to use.
The last sentence is your explanation of how the evidence helps answer the question.
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