Category: Reading

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.

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.

Macbeth: Act 1, Scene ii: Homework

We’ve launched into the reading of Macbeth with visceral vigour. Tonight’s homework is to translate the following (spoken by the bleeding and bloody Sargeant about the events in a recent battle) into contemporary English

Theme and Genre Study

We are pursuing a singular line of inquiry over the next two years, and as part of this it’s vital that we explore as many avenues in literature, philosophy and art that support the development of our understanding of the idea of ambition and the characters of those people who are driven by it.


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