Our Final Essay

A unifying essay that, at its best, will allow you to explore Macbeth’s multiple layers of meaning. The context, the authorial intention, the characters’ internal world and external presentation and your response as a reader will all intertwine to create an analysis that is uniquely yours.

Close Analysis of Macbeth’s Moment of Despair

What is Shakespeare trying to communicate about life in this passage spoken by the character Macbeth?

Homework: To-morrow, To-morrow and To-morrow – What’s going on inside Macbeth’s head now

In preparation for Friday’s lesson where we will analyse the Language, Structure, Semantics and the use of dramatic devices in Macbeth’s famous speech, please write a short summary of what you think is going on

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Macbeth: Equivocation – A little bit of Analysis

Tonight’s homework is to write up one of the examples of Macbeth’s equivocation that we discussed in class today. You should include: An outline of what equivocation Macbeth is engaging in A quotation that supports

Macbeth: Tracking Macbeth’s Internal Crisis

Locate, between Act 1, Scene 1 and Act 2, Scene 2, 5 quotes from Macbeth that give us some insight into his deteriorating state of mind. Make sure you include information about the context of

Definitions of Key Terms

Exploring some key terms we’re going to concentrate on during our study of Macbeth

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7 – Vaulting Ambition

Exploring Macbeth’s early intentions in the play.

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4 – Forres

In this scene we gain an insight into Macbeth’s duplicity – and the methods Shakespeare is using to reveal this to us in the audience.

Macbeth Act 1; Scene 3, The Blasted Heath

Translation of Banquo’s insights into the witches’ intentions.

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