This 20-page packet covers all components of a character analysis essay for Shakespeare's Macbeth. The first section of the packet is the pre-write and should be distributed when students begin the play. Following Macbeth or Lady Macbeth, students write lines spoken by or about their character. Then, there is a section covering thesis and topic sentence creation. An optional outline for organization is included, as well as a strategy to incorporate quotations into a paper. Finally, a peer editing guide and conclusion strategies aid students in revision.