To-morrow, and to-morrow and to-morrow – What’s going on inside Macbeth’s head now?

Question: “How does Shakespeare present Macbeth’s deteriorating state of mind?” In answering this question, refer both to the extract below and the whole play. Analyse the language, structure, semantics and the use of dramatic devices

Macbeth: Act 2, Scene 1, Is this a Dagger?

As the next step in exploring Macbeth’s state of mind, examine the use of metaphor in this soliloquy from the end of Act 2, Scene 1 in the light of what it exposes about Macbeth’s

Macbeth Act 1: 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

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: Macbeth’s Deep and Dark Desires

In this scene we discover the ‘serpent underneath’ Macbeth’s brave exterior

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo’s differing responses to news of their fate

In this scene, Macbeth and Banquo have very different takes on the foretelling of their imperial futures.

Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 2: 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

Creative Writing Exercise: Now and Then

Write a description of a place, separated into two timeframes. This description should explore the contrasts between these two times by describing them using extensive sensory description and careful selection of detail.

Descriptive Writing Approaches

Listening to the prologue from Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, you will notice striking examples of the use of personification, alliteration and second person viewpoint. These approaches are ones we will be experimenting with in

Great Expectations: Jaggers’ Servant

Use the attached example as a model for your own analysis of your selected Great Expectations text.

Great Expectations Quotations

These quotations may be of use to you in preparation for next week’s Great Expectations test.

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