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) conclusion Second Paragraph:  sect 1 Evil of Greed in Macbeth - Quote - Explain - Conclude Thid Paragraph sect 2 Evil of Greed in Lady Macbeth - Quote - Explain - Coclude Fourth Paragraph: Conclusion - Thesis: Evil of Greed - sect 1 - sect 2 - Conclusion

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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...

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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.

As you formulate your thesis and points that you wish to make, find passages in the text that will support and "prove" these ideas.

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Without the introduction and the complete idea of the thesis (the evil of greed is what?  responsible for many characters' demise in the pla?) It is very difficult to write or to give you suggestions for the paragraphs you seek.  My advice to you is to look at your introduction, think about your thesis (the entire thesis statement) and ask yourself why you feel that way, or why you believe it is true.  The thesis should be a controversial issue--something that can be argued either way, that you can prove with incidents and examples from the play.  If your thesis is "Macbeth's demise is caused by the evil nature of greed", then why do you agree with this?  What three reasons do you have from the play that help you prove this thesis is true?   

In general, your seem to be speaking of the evil qualities of greed for your first paragraph (what makes you think that greed is evil?  What examples can you give for that thesis? How can you prove it? ) Then, you move to the evil nature of greed in Macbeth--what examples can you give from the play? What evil did he do that was motivated by greed?  You will use the same process for his lovely wife.  Wrap it up with general comments again for the final paragraph and reiterate the evil greed forces men and women to do in the world.

Rather than studying a series of paragraphs that someone else writes for you, you will probably do much better writing the paragraph from your own knowledge and experience with the play than memorizing foreign material for your test.  Sounds like you may be expected to write this essay on the test, so it should be something you have prepared so you can recreate it easily on the test.

Good Luck!

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