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20 Tips And Ideas For Writing An Argumentative Essay On Macbeth 

Macbeth is one of the most famous plays and stories in the history of English Literature. It can be an excellent subject for an argumentative essay. Keep these 20 tips and ideas in mind for a top grade Macbeth essay:

  1. When choosing a topic for an argumentative essay on Macbeth, you should choose a topic that has two clear sides that could be argued. This will help simplify the process of refining your argument.
  2. Use these strategies to help you come up with an interesting aspect to argue, and keep in mind that you can always argue in inverse:

  3. Choose a character in the play and form your argument from their viewpoint
  4. Think about how the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth different from the viewpoints of different characters in the play.
  5. Ask how does the theme of ambition manifest itself differently for different characters in the play.
  6. Ask yourself how power plays a role in the relationships between characters and in the argument that you are making.
  7. Choose an argument that would be argued by one gender of characters in the play
  8. Use these topic ideas:

  9. Argue that the witches play an important role in the play in that they introduce the possibility of magic or the supernatural into the plot.
  10. Argue that Macbeth, Macduff, and Banquo are all versions of the same person.
  11. Argue that the technique of elision was crucial to the success of the play.
  12. Argue that justice was not served at the end of the play.
  13. Argue that Macbeth was a moral play and was meant to pass on a message of morality to audiences.
  14. Argue that blood is actually a symbol for something else in Macbeth.
  15. Argue that the minor characters in Macbeth are more important than the main characters in the story.
  16. Argue whether the witch’s prophecy to Banquo revealed anything about his character that we didn’t already know.
  17. Argue that Macbeth’s actions were primarily motivated by his fear of the supernatural.
  18. Argue whether the historical liberties that Shakespeare took in Macbeth enhanced the story.
  19. Argue that Lady Macbeth is more responsible for King Duncan’s murder than Macbeth himself.
  20. Argue that Macbeth’s mental deterioration through the play influenced the outcome of events.
  21. Argue that Macbeth’s speech upon hearing of his wife’s death ran counter to the major themes that are portrayed through the rest of the play.
  22. Argue that Macbeth was essentially a self fulfilling prophecy.