Power in Macbeth - essay structure help

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I'm currently learning about Macbeth and was given the question "how is power presented in Macbeth?" to write an essay on.

I'm kind of struggling to answer it because the question is so broad and there is a strict word limit of 2000 words.

What would be the best way to structure my answer? If anyone has any relevant analysis paragraphs, those would be super helpful as well.

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1) Make a solid plan: Plan how many paragraphs you want your coursework to be and what each paragraph is going to be about. For example if you have a paragraph on Macbeth, write the points and context and key quotes you want to use, and write ALL of them. Then choose which quotes are most important.
2) Your introduction and conclusion should be about the author's aims for the audience and what the author is trying to achieve, so include and briefly explain context.
3) When you write your paragraphs, don't worry about fancy words and synonyms, just ramble - if you fully know Macbeth and the quotes you are talking about, you will be able to do this. You can come out with some really good stuff. Don't worry about editing until you've finished
4) Try and use less quotes, but analyse the crap out of a quote, so choose quotes that have a lot to analyse.
5) When editing, make it as concise as possible and have a list of synonyms for suggests

You can answer the question in 2 ways: how power is presented in the characters OR how its presented in themes (eg supernatural power). or like me, you can do a mixture of both.
My plan is like this:
-Introduction
-Supernatural Power
-Power in Lady Macbeth. Lack of power in LM.
-Power in Macbeth. Lack of power in Macbeth
-Power of knowledge and awareness OR religion/righteousness
-Conclusion
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omg anyka i just realised that this is you lmao - i was searching for macbeth analysis and i saw this and i felt like helping and its youuuu.
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1) Make a solid plan: Plan how many paragraphs you want your coursework to be and what each paragraph is going to be about. For example if you have a paragraph on Macbeth, write the points and context and key quotes you want to use, and write ALL of them. Then choose which quotes are most important.
2) Your introduction and conclusion should be about the author's aims for the audience and what the author is trying to achieve, so include and briefly explain context.
3) When you write your paragraphs, don't worry about fancy words and synonyms, just ramble - if you fully know Macbeth and the quotes you are talking about, you will be able to do this. You can come out with some really good stuff. Don't worry about editing until you've finished
4) Try and use less quotes, but analyse the crap out of a quote, so choose quotes that have a lot to analyse.
5) When editing, make it as concise as possible and have a list of synonyms for suggests

You can answer the question in 2 ways: how power is presented in the characters OR how its presented in themes (eg supernatural power). or like me, you can do a mixture of both.
My plan is like this:
-Introduction
-Supernatural Power
-Power in Lady Macbeth. Lack of power in LM.
-Power in Macbeth. Lack of power in Macbeth
-Power of knowledge and awareness OR religion/righteousness
-Conclusion
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