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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.

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

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.