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What high level words can I use to describe events/characters in Macbeth? Also tell me if the words I have already found make sense to describe these characters/events please:
indolent - Macbeth
gratuitous - Duncan's murder
furtive - Lady Macbeth and Macbeth
haughtly - Macbeth
cajole - Lady Macbeth
connive - Planning to kill Duncan
infamy - Macbeth/Lady Macbeth
rife - the theme of power
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The word 'hamartia' could be used to describe Macbeth's fatal ambition - Lady Macbeth on the other hand, could be described as 'malevolent', 'machiavellian' or 'sly'. Both Duncan and Banquo are more 'respectable'. Hope this helps!
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lady macbeth could be described as a femme fatale
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Machiavellian, manipulative, driven, hegemonizing for lady macbeth. I know some aren’t so high level but That’s what I use (+ a few others ) when I’m writing an essay about her.
Macbeth is a tragic hero (someone who starts good and goes bad). Hope you don’t mind me nicking a few of the ones you mentioned x
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Just wanted to say, if you're concerned you won't reach high grades without using high level words, you can!
I got two 9s in English, and whilst I remember I used some key terminology and appropriate high level words for the meaning I wanted to convey, they were nowhere near as flowery as SOME of the ones mentioned above.

By all means use where appropriate but if you drop in a 'cajole' or 'hamartia' when the rest of it is not at the same standard it puts the examiner off. Definitely use those words, but make sure the rest of the essay reflects and shows that you're confident using that language.

Teachers scare you to get marks, that's all I'm gonna say! Good luck
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(Original post by bluebells1)
Just wanted to say, if you're concerned you won't reach high grades without using high level words, you can!
I got two 9s in English, and whilst I remember I used some key terminology and appropriate high level words for the meaning I wanted to convey, they were nowhere near as flowery as SOME of the ones mentioned above.

By all means use where appropriate but if you drop in a 'cajole' or 'hamartia' when the rest of it is not at the same standard it puts the examiner off. Definitely use those words, but make sure the rest of the essay reflects and shows that you're confident using that language.

Teachers scare you to get marks, that's all I'm gonna say! Good luck
Thanks this was helpful. When I read my peers' work it has a mature sound to it (shows they're confident using the language). How do you suggest I achieve this?
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