In Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’, ambition is the driving force behind the downfall of the main character, Macbeth. Macbeth is given the knowledge from supernatural creatures that he will be Thane of Cawdor, King and that Banquo will be the father to future Kings. This information acts like a pebble and creates a ripple effect that fuels […]

Show how Shakespeare uses language techniques to convey the degeneration of Macbeth’s mental state and how this links to the universal meaning of the play that power corrupts Key Idea:  ambition causes mental deterioration  & destruction to humans. Power Corrupts humans  In the famous tragedy Macbeth, we see how Shakespeare manipulates language and dramatic conventions […]

Scene 1: Characters: Lady Macbeth, Doctor, Gentlewoman Location: A room in Dunsinane Events:  A doctor and a gentlewoman discuss Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking that has begun after Macbeth left to go to war.  Lady Macbeth enters, in a trance. She holds a candle and her eyes are open but do now see. She rubs her hands as if […]

Scene 1:  Characters: 3 witches, Hecate, Macbeth, 3 Apparitions, Lenox Events: This is a very BIG scene… In the beginning, the 3 witches are creating an evil potion in a cauldron.  Hecate enters and commends the witches for their efforts. Macbeth enters and immediately starts demanding answers from the witches.   The witches tell Macbeth to […]

Scene 1: Characters:  Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lenox, Rosse, Attendant What happened:  Banquo talks about his concern that Macbeth has now got everything the witches had promised, King, Cawdor, and  Glamis, but he thinks Macbeth has played foully to get them. Macbeth hosts a banquet  to celebrate his coronation and during it he asks Banquo a […]

STATE OF MIND (MACBETH) Scene 1: Present: Banquo, Fleance, Macbeth Banquo and Fleance are awake at night, as is Macbeth. Banquo cannot sleep because he dreams of the witches, but Macbeth is quick to tell him he hasn’t thought anything of them and they aren’t serious, they wish goodnight. Macbeth is alone and he ‘sees’ […]

  In Shakespeare’s works, he uses metaphors to convey an image or idea that isn’t literal but is easily understood by the person reading or watching.  Metaphors are when a word or phrases is applied to an object or action.  An example of this technique in use is in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  In Act 1 Scene […]

Scene 1: Three witches meet, they say  “When the hurlyburly’s done, When the battles lost and won” I think this is an important line of the Scene because of the insight it gives the reader. A battle is expected, and after the ‘confusion of the battle and storm is done’ the witches will meet again […]

  Over time, modern technology has changed how humans communicate. Instead of talking in person, we can text using mobile devices to people on the other side of the world. This has unlocked millions of possibilities for the youth of our world to develop the language to suit how they text, which we have clearly […]

Mum: How did your game go last night? Me: Good!!!( punctuation added for emphasis) We won 7-1. So off to a good start for tournament. Mum: Woohoo hope it keeps up, who are you playing today? Me: Wellington ( annoyed emoji)(Paralinguistic Feature) they are going to be a lot harder I reacon (Colloquialism)  Me: I got an […]