This task is an extension of our investigation into the nature of ambition. This is an opportunity to explore how unifying elements are employed across different texts by different authors that lead you to deeper insight into this very human drive. There is no gene for ambition. For most people, ambition comes from the people […]

Slippery Slope If we take mobile phones away from students they will start to feel incomplete and will look for something else to fill in the gap. They will turn to drugs and alcohol and go to jail and become depressed and have a mental break down and never be the same again. To prevent […]

Annika Gibson Essay on Macbeth How does Shakespeare exploit the conventions of language and theater to fill his play from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty – and moreover, why is this so essential to the universal meaning of the play? (Explain how Shakespeare used language features and play conventions to convey his ideas)  In […]

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Act 5, Scene 1 Summary Characters: Doctor, Gentlewoman, Lady Macbeth. Location: Dunsinane, a room in the castle. Time: After the murders of Macduff’s family. Events: Lady Macbeth’s gentlewoman tells a doctor about her mistress’s behaviour while sleeping. Lady Macbeth then appears sleepwalking. While sleepwalking she imagines washing the blood off her hands and […]

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Act 4, Scene 1 Summary Characters: The witches, Hecate, Macbeth, Apparitions, Lennox Location: A dark cave Time: Not Sure Events: Witches and Hecate meet with Macbeth and give him some more information using three apparitions. One tells him to beware of Macduff, the other tells him that no man can harm him […]

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Act 3, Scene 1 Summary Characters: Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lenox, Rosse, Attendant. Location: Forres, a room in the castle Time: After Macbeth has been crowned. Events: Banquo expresses his suspicion about Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth come in and talk about Banquo’s ride today. Macbeth talks to two murders about Banquo. […]

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Act 2, Scene 1 Summary Characters: Banquo, Fleance, Macbeth Location: Macbeth’s castle Time: Moonless, starless night after midnight. Events: Banquo and Fleance meet Macbeth late at night, they wish each other a good night since neither can sleep and Macbeth talks about his intents. (Floating dagger – real or in his head) […]

Powerful metaphors and compelling personification,  amplify Lady Macbeth’s evil intents and dark thoughts. In Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth has just had the light shine on the past events her husband, Macbeth has been through so far in the play. Shakespeare’s strong use of these language features has given us a clear insight into how […]

William Shakespeare`s Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 1 Summary Characters: Three witches. Location: A desert place. Time: Unkown (before the end of the battle mentioned) Events: The witches plan to meet again after the battle is done and meet Macbeth upon the heath. Quote: “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” (Paradox) – All Witches William Shakespeare`s […]

Abi: “I’m bored (Lack of punctuation – no full stop)” Annika: ” R u (Logograms – R = Are and u = you) now, me to I almost don’t want to go to sleep becoz (Unusual spelling- becoz = because) it’s school tomorrow” Abi: “I just realised I planned to finish my English and I completely forgot whoops :’ […]