Macbeth: Essay Planning.
What are the important themes in the play?
  • Trust and betrayal
  • Appearance and reality
  • Leadership and kingship

What sort of imagery is used throughout the play?
  • Darkness, light and dark
  • Animals, especially nasty stingy bitey animals like snakes
  • Blood
  • Omens, curses, demonic images, devils, supernatural and witchcraft




A Tragic Hero: is a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle.
Hubris: His downfall is as a result of his excessive pride. He couldn’t let stand his wife’s taunting of him, calling him a coward and a poor example of a man.




According to Aristotle:
1. Usually of noble birth

2. Hamartia
- a.k.a. the tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall.

3. Peripeteia
- a reversal of fortune brought about by the hero's tragic flaw

  • His actions result in an increase of self- awareness and self-knowledge

  • The audience must feel pity and fear for this character.
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Remember to use Magic Sentences to strengthen your writing.


Essay Questions: Choose one of the following questions and develop it into a 500 word essay.
Due: Friday, June 3 2011.

Achievement Criteria
Achievement
Achievement with Merit
Achievement with Excellence
Analyse specified aspect(s) of extended written text(s), using supporting evidence.
Analyse specified aspect(s) of extended written text(s) convincingly, using supporting evidence.
Analyse specified aspect(s) of extended written text(s) convincingly and with insight, using supporting evidence.
Overall level of performance:

#1 Analyse how the writer presented a positive OR negative view of humanity and/or society.
- We fall victim to our weaknesses.


#2 Analyse how ONE main character or individual changed to become more (OR less) admirable.


#3 Analyse how imagery was used to present one or more themes in Macbeth.
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Conclusion