11th September 2017

Macbeth Essay Practice

Quotes:

Want 7-13 quotes remembered for the Exam:

  1. “I conjure you, by which you profess, Howe’er you come to know it, answer me:”
  2. “Is it a dagger I see before me, The handle toward my hand?”
  3. “A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?
  4. “Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.”
  5. “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
  6. “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
  7. “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
  8. “Milk of human kindness”
  9. “That I may pour my spirts in thine ear”

Identify Language Features in each Quote and explain the idea it convey’s:

“That I may pour my spirts in thine ear” This quote compares Macbeth with the qualities of milk:
– pure
– soft
– nuturing
– Sustenance
– Nutritional

This can compare to the quote “That I may pour spirits in thine ear” Which is said by Lady Macbeth and how she wants to pour her nasty idea’s and Macbeth’s ear’s. This pretty much talks about how she wants to filter her opinion through his head using the ear. Another example of Shakespeare using metaphors on fluids to bring across his idea.

How does Shakespeare convey the idea of hiding ones identity in the quote “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” using language features?

The language feature which Shakespeare used is a metaphor. The metaphor in this text is when Shakespeare explains the heart as a false heart which doth know. This is a metaphor as the heart cannot actually know anything but Shakespeare uses this to talk about the heart presenting more information than the face or carrying more information than the face.

  1. “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Question: How does Shakespeare convey the theme that life is pointless through the language features in this quote?

 

Year 10 examination practice

Question: Explain two examples where Shakespeare describes Ophelia’s depression using language features

“O, this is the poison of deep grief;” In this quote Shakespeare uses a metaphor to describe Ophelia’s depression. The metaphor in this text is “poison of deep grief” this is a metaphor as it grief is not literally a poison. A poison is a substance capable of causing illness or death. Shakespeare purposely refers to Ophelia’s deep grief as a poison to convey that the deep grief which Ophelia’s experiencing is causing illness and could even lead to her death. Such an intense reaction to deep grief could only relate to depression showing that Shakespeare uses the metaphor of poison to convey Ophelia’s depression. Another Example of this is in the quote“When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions!” This quote also uses a metaphor to describe Ophelia’s depression with the idea of death to add impact.The metaphor in this text is when Shakespeare explains sorrows as not spies but battalions. Both spies and battalions are part of a countries military. The military is a group of armed forces and have strong links to death through history. To explain sorrows with the idea of death tells us that Shakespeare is again talking about depression. Therefore we now know that  Shakespeare is using the idea of death in metaphors to convey Ophelia’s depression. metaphor that exaggerates

Question: Four Adjectives and the effects of them on the events in the text

 

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