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I agree with the person above but as you are doing Macbeth, depending on the question, it has to link with the question. For example, if you are writing about Macbeth's paranoia and its consequences at the start of Act 3 (well around that) then you could write about Banquo's children having the prophecy when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth eventually die. You could then extend this idea to the great chain of being and include what the audience would think too with this context involved. It is always really good to write about context in your essay answers but always make sure that it is linked to the question and that you don't waffle onto something like James 1's book about witches and his beliefs.
I hope this helped.
Sorry if I spoiled anything for you, if you haven't read up to this point.
If it helps at all, I've created some videos and written some blog posts on 'Macbeth' as learning resources for anyone studying the play, so perhaps you could check them out:
- Ambition in Macbeth: Full Analysis (YouTube video)
- Ambition in Macbeth: 4 key ideas with quotes and analysis (blog post)
- The Supernatural in Macbeth: Full Analysis (YouTube video)
- The Supernatural in Macbeth: 3 key ideas with quotes and analysis (blog post)
- Who's to blame for Macbeth's fall? (blog post)
I hope this helps