GCSE English Literature Macbeth learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.
What follows is 1) the question from a mock GCSE exam, 2) his essay, and 3) my highlighted breakdown of his essay into its essential ingredients. QUESTION Read the following extract from Act 1 Scene 5 of Macbeth and then answer the question that follows. At this point in the play Lady Macbeth is speaking. She has just received the news that King Duncan will be spending the night at her castle.
When Macbeth returns to the castle and is unsure of the plan to take over the throne, it is Lady Macbeth who tells him to “bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” when the King arrives. She is telling Macbeth that he must appear to the King as friendly and unassuming; deceptive so as to gain power. What becomes evident.Macbeth - Further GCSE Revision; Model Answer; Analysing Macbeth - Video; Analysing Lady Macbeth - Video; Analysing Ambition in Macbeth - Video; Analysing the Witches - Video; Analysing Order vs Disorder in Macbeth - Video; Analysing Context of Macbeth - Video; Analysing Banquo - Video; English Literature Paper 1 Section A: Macbeth. English Language Paper 1; English Language Paper 2; English.The essay writing guide for macbeth is an extremely well-written and detailed guide that is filled with useful information. It helps students to be able to structure their answers accurately and with cohesion in order to achieve higher marks in their GCSE exams. In addition to containing helpful information, the study guide gives students both model questions and answers that are very well.
Macbeth- Tragic Hero Macbeth: Tragic Hero The following is an essay on how the character of Macbeth serves as an example of a tragic hero in Shakespeares Macbeth. His tragic decision stems from the influence of a tragic flaw. Once he has made the decision, it is irreversible, and produces his downfall. In an attempt to save himself, the tragic hero tries to reverse his decision, but ultimately.Read More
Macbeth ignores several signs that might have alerted him to the witches’ deceptive capabilities. Banquo warns Macbeth to be wary of their predictions, since evil creatures will sometimes win people’s confidence with “honest trifles”—small truths—only to betray them more deeply in the future. Indeed, the witches promise Macbeth fame and honor while withholding important information.Read More
The words in bold are from the essay question, just to demonstrate how easy and yet key it is to refer to the question throughout the essay in order to show that you are staying on topic. In the end the structure of your essay would probably look something like this: Introduction; Violence - PEE; Banquo - PEE; Witches - PEE; Conclusion. This is a clear, concise way to structure English essays.Read More
Macbeth- Tragic Hero Macbeth- Tragic Hero Macbeth: Tragic Hero The following is an essay on how the character of Macbeth serves as an example of a tragic hero in Shakespeares Macbeth. His tragic decision stems from the influence of a tragic flaw. Once he has made the decision, it is irreversible, and produces his downfall. In an attempt to save himself, the tragic hero tries to reverse his.Read More
Macbeth: Some important historical, social and cultural contexts Up until Henry VIII chose to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, England was a country where people practised the Roman Catholic faith, under the leadership of the Pope in Rome. Henry wanted to divorce Catherine of Aragon for several reasons: mainly, he had not fallen in love with her; in fact, she was supposed to marry.Read More
The play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare uses the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to drive the play along in multiple ways. One of the main ways it does this is by drawing a parallel between it and the mental state of both the characters at different points in the play. What starts out as a relationship built on trust turns into something so toxic it affects both of them on.Read More
The play Macbeth, written by Shakespeare is a play that focuses on a young man named Macbeth who is portrayed as a hero in the beginning.Later on he gets a prophecy that then sparks his ambition to murder the king at first his not so sure but then decides to go for it.Unfortunately for him he is stabbed by Macduff at the end. On the other hand his wife Lady Macbeth is less hesitant with the.Read More
Compare and contrast Macbeth, Macduff, and Banquo. How are they alike? How are they different? Is it possible to argue that Macbeth is the play’s villain and Macduff or Banquo its hero, or is the matter more complicated than that? 3. Discuss the role that blood plays in Macbeth, particularly immediately following Duncan’s murder and late in.Read More
The cost of evil for Macbeth is also shown through dramatic devices such as the dagger scene where Macbeth resolves to kill the king. Through a soliloquy we find out the inner thoughts of Macbeth when he tells the audience that he can see a dagger floating in the air leading him to the king’s chamber. We are not sure if it’s real which adds to the ghostly and creepy atmosphere. He says.Read More
A Loving Wife. In the play, Lady Macbeth is the wife of the protagonist Macbeth and one of the most powerful presences of a female character in literature. She is introduced to us in the play reading a letter from her husband who calls her his “dearest partner of greatness.” It tells us of their successful partnership in life and love.Read More