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A 5 page analysis of the theme of guilt in Macbeth. The writer demonstrates through verses how blood acts as the symbol of guilt and how this is depicted in the play. No bibliography.

A 5 page paper discussing portrayal of natural events relating to human nature as provided by Dante, Shakespeare, Sophocles and Homer. The images portrayed here all can be related to conditions of the human mind at various stages. Emotions can take the form of the churning sea that the master calms, they can result in murder in ...

5 pages in length. Seneca's Oedipus is a quite more violent and gruesome version than that of the play by Sophocles. By comparing the characters in Macbeth and Seneca's Oedipus, one can see what the playwright is able to create in terms of manipulating the audience and how the characters are used in this way. Bibliography lists ...

(5pp) When we met Macbeth with the witches we hear with him...that "fair is foul and foul is fair" (I i 10). Initially you can brush it off as witch talk of rhymes and bubbles, but then when looking at the characters of both Lord and Lady Macbeth, and the things ...

Destiny's Hand

  • 5 page paper

There are many instances in life where it may feel as though destiny has leaned down and taken a hand. It is sometimes a small thing, however, it can - and often is - life changing. This 5 page paper asserts that in Shakespeare's Macbeth, the witches are a life changing influence upon Macbeth. In the ...

Macbeth: Polanski

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper which discusses the original play of Macbeth with the 1971 film version by Roman Polanski. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page essay that examines the "case" against Macbeth as if he were the defendant at a modern day inquest trial. The writer argues that while both the defense and prosecution could offer credible arguments based upon the events of Shakespeare's play, the prosecution's case would win out. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper looks at the Shakespearean tragedy and points out why it is tragedy on one hand, but not on another . The work is discussed holistically, and the gist of the plot is provided. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the relationship that takes place between Macbeth and the witches demonstrates the ways in which human beings are almost always determined to meddle in the business of the divine or the immortal. As a result, there is never a truly positive outcome for any of those involved. When the witches conjure up their own guides and ...


  • 5 page paper

This paper discusses Act II, Scene ii of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and examines its impact on the remainder of the play. Also included are descriptions of two film versions of Macbeth -- Polanski's 1971 film, and the BBC's 1983 television program.

This 5 page paper suggests that the character Macbeth is passive, evil and disloyal and provides examples for each trait. Specific references to the Shakespearean play are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper examines the two Shakespearean tragedies and looks at the characters' abilities to use reason. It is suggested that the characters are run on emotion and use little reason. Several quotes from the plays are provided. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which examines Act III, Scene I of Macbeth from various perspectives. No additional sources cited.

A 7 page research paper that investigates the effect of the dark imagery in Macbeth on the audience. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the stages of decline which Macbeth goes through in Shakespeare’s play. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

An 8 page paper which examines whether or not they are, as described by Malcolm at the play’s conclusion, a “butcher” and “fiendlike queen.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the play of Macbeth, illustrating how the characters, the plot, and the themes are still incredibly relevant today. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

A 3 page paper which presents an imaginary interview with Lady Macbeth in an attempt to illustrate her inherent nature and character. No sources cited.

A 3 page research paper that examines Macbeth as representative of medieval reality. The writer examines the historical details of Duncan's death and Macbeth's usurpation, as well as the details of Celtic warfare that Shakespeare utilizes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which analyzes characters from Macbeth and then analyzes the theme and dramatization regarding those characters. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 4 page paper building a case for describing Lady MacBeth as a tragic hero along with her husband. Aristotle defined the tragic hero as one who falls from grace to extreme unhappiness; the literary requirement of tragedy is death. Lady MacBeth meets both of these criteria. Broader definition requires that the ...

Othello and Macbeth

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which examines the characters of Othello and Macbeth, discussing if the two were similar and if they could have been friends. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Macbeth: Fair or Foul?

  • 4 page paper

Macbeth, like all of William Shakespeare’s plays, opens with the chorus, in this case the Three Witches and the kings sons, announcing the theme of foulness versus fairness. Being a tragedy, we expect foul to win, but we want to know how it wins over what is deemed fair in the story of Macbeth. Witches ...

Macbeth and Changes

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which outlines the changes that Macbeth undergoes in Shakespeare’s play. No additional sources cited.

Othello and Macbeth

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which examines the characters of Othello and Macbeth, discussing if the two were similar and if they could have been friends. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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