Write the first body paragraph from a Macbeth essay, please follow the details.
Skip the introduction over to Body 1 paragraph, the following is.
First Paragraph: Body 1 Intro - Thesis - the Evil of Greed
- sect 1(Macbeth)
- sect 2(Lady Macbeth)
Second Paragraph: sect 1 Evil of Greed in Macbeth
Thid Paragraph sect 2 Evil of Greed in Lady Macbeth
Fourth Paragraph: Conclusion
- Thesis: Evil of Greed
- sect 1
- sect 2
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The paragraphs of the body of an essay depend upon the introduction and the thesis contained therein. So, if you have not yet written this introduction, you want to do so and decide upon your thesis which will contain your opinion on the evil of greed. If you have 3 parts to your thesis, then you are set for the body of the essay.
Here are some suggestions for ideas on the evil of greed (one of the "seven deadly sins") with respect to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth contract with the preternatural world: Macbeth contracts with the three witches, seeking their predictions and advice (see Act I, iii, ll.130-142); Lady Macbeth "unsexes" herself and becomes a preternatural creature herself in her desire to provide Macbeth the drive to kill King Duncan (see I,v, ll.25-29 and I,v,37-54).
As the play progresses, Macbeth becomes more enmeshed in his contract with the "evil sisters," and acts upon whatever they predict. Furthermore, he becomes paranoid about any threat to him crown, killing Banquo and, most perniciously, Macduff's family. Thus, Macbeth descends farther and farther into evil in his cupidity until his final destruction according to the predicitions of the witches. Likewise, Lady Macbeth, having become an aberration of nature, has her mind work against her, as well. In Act V, for instance, her mind "infected" the guilt of what has come about because of her driving her husband to murders causes Lady Macbeth to become insane and commit suicide. Thus, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth realize the evil end that accompanies excessive greed.
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