Outline 1. Introduction A. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth with their differences in gender and the fact that they switch roles in the play. B. Thesis Statement: In the play Macbeth, the two characters Lady Macbeth and Macbeth show how they believe in gender and how these thoughts are performed in their actions. As the situation becomes more severe they begin to fall into each other’s shoes and become what they had wanted to avoid. 2. Shakespeare’s view on gender and Lady Macbeth and Macbeth A. State the personality of the character of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth and gender in the play.
B. The importance of gender between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in the play and how they affect each other and cause them to switch their personalities and views 3. Lady Macbeth as a whole character A. Lady Macbeth from the starting of the play to the end. B. The changes that take place with her throughout the play and how they are important. State the differences between the 1st Act and the 5th Act and how she has become what she was trying to avoid. 4. Macbeth as a whole character A. Macbeth from the starting of the play to the end
B. The changes that take place with him throughout the play and how they are important. State the differences between the 1st Act and the 5th Act and how he has become what he was trying to avoid. 5. Changes with Lady Macbeth and Macbeth A. State what these changes are throughout the play (include quotes and actions) B. The importance of these changes and how they affect both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth differently. 6. Conclusion A. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s role and what they are trying to pursue in the play.