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A List Of Interesting Essay Topics For Macbeth

Of all essays else, you have avoided Macbeth; but now the time has come for you to write an essay on the celebrated Shakespeare play. Macbeth is one of the most interesting and captivating (not to mention violent) plays written by William Shakespeare, meaning you could be given worse plays to write about. All you need to write a really great Macbeth essay is a really great topic, and it just so happens, we have a list of them here!

  1. Power and kingship
  2. This is one of the most versatile topics when it comes to writing a Macbeth essay. This topic will allow you to talk about a specific character's attitude towards power and kingship or talk about the theme as a whole.

    If discussing this topic in relation to Macbeth, there no end to the material you can get out of it. If you are trying to fill a lot of pages, this may be your best choice.

  3. Factors that lead to Macbeth’s downfall
  4. This is an interesting choice as it allows you to explore Macbeth’s character and draw your own conclusion.

    There are a number of obvious factors that lead to Macbeth’s fall from grace, but if you find one that is not widely discussed it will make reading your essay an exciting (well not exactly exciting) experience.

  5. The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
  6. There is little doubt that Lady Macbeth is a ruthless and domineering character, but just why did Macbeth allow her to talk him into committing the heinous act of regicide? Maybe it was just a passion thing.

    Did Macbeth truly love his wife? He killed Duncan for her, and yet expresses no sorrow over her death near the end of the play. Why?

  7. Fantasy versus reality
  8. This is one of the more dominant themes in the play and really makes for great essay material.

    The witches are supernatural beings who are the cause of all of Macbeth’s problems. Are they to blame or was Macbeth to willing to leave reality behind like a fat Sc-Fi fan?

  9. Duncan as king
  10. Duncan is praised throughout the play as a just and kind king, but what was he really like?

    Considering the time the play is set in; it is not unlikely that Duncan too murdered the king in order to gain the throne. Is he really any better than Macbeth?