Essays and Research Papers on Macbeth

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A 6 page paper which compares the treacherous antagonist Clytamaenestra, who is featured in “Agamemnon’ & “The Libation Bearers,” and as a ghost in “The Eumenides” of Aeschylus’ trilogy, “The Oresteia” with William Shakespeare’s ambitious antagonist, Lady Macbeth, to determine if Shakespeare used Aeschylus’ female character as a model. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the qualities and values embodied by the characters as well as the outcomes of events and how they reflect the pessimistic ideas of the play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which discusses several elements in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper discussing how imagery is used in Shakespeare's Macbeth, in order to set the stage for violence. Shakespeare is renown for his violent plays and Macbeth is no exception. Shakespeare uses many powerful images to portray the violence that is on the verge of occurring throughout the entire play. The particulars that ...

5 pages. In Shakespeare's tragedy MacBeth, Shakespeare is concerned primarily with the study of character. Many have called this play a study in evil, as we see the characters of MacBeth and MacDuff contrasted, and the descent into the bottomless pit. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 3 page essay that contrasts and compares Macbeth and Banquo in Act I of Shakespeare's Macbeth. The writer argues that Shakespeare uses Banquo's more reasoned reaction to the witches' prophecy and his warning to underscore the vaulting ambition of Macbeth. No additional sources are cited.

Macbeth/The Witches

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page essay that examines the role of the witches in Macbeth. Shakespeare is never explicit as to how the audience should perceive the role of the witches. It is not clear if the witches are independent agents who toy with human lives, or agents of fate, or do their prophecies simply report ...

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts two pivotal lines in the play, then discusses how Shakespeare’s use of language helps to reveal Macbeth’s changing state of mind. No additional sources are used.

A 3 page essay that discusses the role of fate and choice in Macbeth. The writer argues that, while Macbeth's doom seems fated, Shakespeare shows that it was Macbeth's personal choices that led to his destruction. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page essay that looks at Shakespeare's Macbeth from the perspective of how the tensions in the play cause Macbeth's marriage to disintegrate. The writer discusses how as soon as Macbeth and his Lady start down the wrong moral path, the guilt and tension of living under the threat of discovery begins to unravel ...

Macbeth Questions

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page essay that discusses features of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The writer discusses examples of figurative speech, major images and the scene in Act IV with Lady Macduff and her son. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper looks at Shakespeare's Macbeth and talks about his role as a tragic hero. Yet, while his life was tragic, his actions were far from heroic. Whether or not Macbeth was truly a hero is discussed. The concept of the tragic hero is defined and the paper concludes that Macbeth does ...

An 8 page paper which examines the theme of love and madness in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses many aspects of the character MacBeth in Shakespeare's play. The paper discusses MacBeth's losses, gains, lust for power, and his general character changes. Also discussed is how Lady MacBeth influences MacBeth and what the play tells us about life in general through these gains and losses. No additional sources cited.

Analysis of "Macbeth"

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper which examines various scenes and aspects of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.

A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the major themes in one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. This paper contends that the play is effective because it demonstrates support for the themes of prophecy, heresy, guilt and temptation as significant elements in tragedy. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which examines the abnormal behavior in Shakespeare’s character Lady Macbeth. Possible treatment options are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Macbeth and Hamlet

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which compares the characters of Macbeth and Hamlet from the plays of Shakespeare. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

A 4 page paper which examines the transformation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and themes, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page paper which examines the characteristics and relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A five page look at this speech in Act II, Scene I, of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” This speech illustrates Macbeth’s lack of a sense of reality, and how his self-delusion colors his behavior in the rest of the play. No additional sources.

8 Questions on Macbeth

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper that takes the form of answer to eight questions concerning Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 9 page examination of superstition and the supernatural as used by Shakespeare in Macbeth. Thesis is argued by focusing specifically upon the play's infamous Cauldron Scene and other key events. Writer is very analytical and uses several quotes to support ideas. Bibliography cites 9 sources.

A 6 page paper exploring the transformation of Macbeth from a brave, noble man who is loyal to his king to one who kills his king and best friend. He continually suffers anguish for his deeds. Macbeth is seen regarded as a "good man"-- but in danger of falling into the temptations of evil, ...

A 6 page character analysis in which the writer attempts to answer this very question. Examined are Macbeth's perception of himself as a "good man," Macbeth's conscience, and some of the outside forces that adversely affect him. No Bibliography.

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