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I have to write an essay at GCSE level. I have started but i didn't get very far can you help me to fill in the missing gaps and maybe make it longer or give me ideas.

Comment on Shakespeare’s presentation of
Macbeth, focusing on your selection of two
relevant scenes

At the beginning of the play Macbeth is presented as a brave
soldier, “For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name.” He
and Banquo fought well against the rebels, so he was made
Thane of Cawdor, “What he has lost, noble Macbeth have won.”
At the end of the play Macbeth is no longer seen as brave as he
not only follows what his wife says but he is also persuaded by
the evil female witches.

The role of a man was to make all the decisions by himself. He
was meant to be brave and loyal, just like Macbeth was at the
beginning of the play. The role of a man now is very different, as
today woman are allowed to have their say in what goes on. In
the society we live in men and women are equal.

The role of the king was to be ___________________________
________________________________ ___________________
________________________ A good and noble king should be
represented ________________________________ _________
Shakespeare developed the play in this way because James I
Had just come to the throne and he wanted to impress him so
that he could carry on writing stories for him like he did
Elizabeth. Shakespeare made Banquo a strong character as he
was a distant relative of James, so wanted to say indirectly that
James was a brilliant king.

The role of woman was to look after the children and the house.
In the play women have a lot of impact on what goes on, for
example “your hand, your tongue; look like th’innocent flower,
but be the serpent under’t.” Shakespeare is not trying to give the
impression that women had rights, but is trying to show that
Macbeth is a weak character.


In Act One, Scene Two Macbeth is represented as a strong,
brave, loyal and noble character. He fighting against the Rebels
with Banquo. This scene is written in verse.

In Act Four, Scene One the supernatural world is represented
________________________________ ___________________
______ Macbeth often starts speaking in 4 beat rhythm which
the witches speak in. This relevant as it shows us the evil in
him. Macbeth believes what the witches tell him.
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Dear xKimx,

Don't panic! I think you're doing really well. You just need to persevere with what your doing and you'll have it done in no time!

Here are my thoughts on what you've written so far to help you along...

I like the first paragraph, it sets you up well.

The second paragraph I disagree with slightly. Be careful not to generalise. Women in this period were not shrinking violets and Macbeth certainly does not portray them to be! Many women of the era were formidable politicians and wielded real power in their own right - just look at Lady M! After all Eliz.I was a woman, too.

Nevertheless, I take your point that Shax does choose this time in his career to take a more critical view of female judgement (particulary females in positions of power like Lady M and the witches). I agree that this is probably to do with James I accession - such a powerful mysoginistic theme would not have been so acceptable in Eliz's time.

I would finish you third para like this...The role of the king was to create stability and unity among his peers and within his realm. [You might like to take this opportunity to explore the notion that it it is late renaissance views of ideal kingship that are espoused here not those of the medieval period when thet play is set. check out Machiavelli's book The Prince if you want to go into this in more detail] It is interesting to note that M's great failing as a king is that he does not do this. As a monarch he is a source of dissent and ultimately destruction to the stability of his kingdom. A good king would have put his realm beofre his ambition, M cannot do this.

You write that "Shax made Banquo a strong charachter etc..." This point could be strengthened with the quote from 1.3 when the witches tell him "thou shalt get kings, though thou be none"

I agree with the point you make about women having a lot of impact on what goes on and I think you could develop this interestingly. Women are very perceptive in this play and the use their perceptions of other charachters to mold the way those charachters perceive tehmselves. Forget ruling dominions, THAT is power. Remember that in late Elizabethan and early Jacobean society, a differnce was drawn between the male and female intellect along the lines of men are knowledgeable but women are wise. Wise at that time had a slightly different meaning to the one it now has - it meant wise in terms of understanding as it does now but it also had a overtone of knowing in supernatural way. I think somewhere in the play the witches are even referred to as the Wise Women (I'll leave you to look out that reference).

In your paragraph that begins "In Act One" I agree with you and I think this is a good point. Show how this is portrayed and who has such a good opinion of him (ie Duncan - look at the language he uses to show he thinks M is good soldier and more than that, a loyal thane)
But also notice that even early on in the play, just one scene later, we the audience are shown how ambivalent between good and evil M can be. Look at his speech that begins 1.3.130. He is afraid of the "dark" side of his nature - he shrinks from the "horrid image" and yet is drawn to it. Very Harry Potter, don't you think?


Also, look at 1.2.65 to the end of the scene at what Duncan says. he comments that what the dead thane of Cawdor has lost M has won. This is ironic in that Duncan means the title but his words prove to be true in that M aslo deceives Duncan.

Finally, the supernatural. Evil and the supernatural in Macbeth mirrors what is already within the characters. The witches suggest M shall be king, his wife suggests he kill the king. The suggestions are very persuasive, I admit, but they are only suggestions. A stronger man than M could have, would have, resisted them.

In 1.2 we see the supernatural reflecting M's over vaunting ambition. It makes articulate what had previously only been fantasy:
things that M had never dared to speak of are now placed in the arena of conscious possibility. You might like to note that this shows the power of language in this play - a thing only becomes real to a character, or becomes possible when it is spoken. M is a play therefore where words not deeds are the catalyst.

In 4.1.76 M says that "Thou hast harped my fear aright". Even now, as this shows, M is presented by the supernatural with what was already within him.

The supernatural in this play is used to dramatise and personify the dark side of human nature.

On the whole, I would suggest that you do two things to tighten your essay up generally. 1. Choose your two scenes and refer to them closely. Comment on the language as that's what examiners like to see and gets you lots of points ( I should know, I am one!)

2. Avoid making generalisations. It's ok to say that a thing is a complicated issue and that it sometimes contradicts itself. For example, its much better to say that M fluctuates between good and evil than to say first he is good and then he turns bad.

Keep up the good work and good luck!

Bookworm
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Hi!
I need your help really quickly.
WE have to write an essay for the question:
How are the obstacles Romeo and Juliet have to face to achieve adulthood different from the obstacles Jem and Scout (from To Kill a Mockingbird) had to face. The obstacles I want to use are destiny, Juliet's parents and the family feud for Romeo and Juliet and prejudice, ignorance and provincialism for Scout and Jem.
Please help.
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Hi,

I wonder if you can help me. I've been set the task of writing an essay about the status of women in the time of Pride and Prejudice for GCSE English Literature Coursework.

This is what I have so far:
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Jane Austen successfully portrays the status of women through the characters in her novel, Pride and Prejudice. The story revolves around Mrs. Bennet whose sole purpose is to marry off her five daughters to suitable men. Mrs. Bennet is assured that Jane's beauty and meticulous manners will win her a prized husband who may be able to support not just Jane, but her sisters as well. The story is told through Mrs. Bennet’s second daughter, Elizabeth, who, somewhat radically for her time, wants to marry for love alone, not wealth. Jane would also like to marry someone for love but she feels that, as the first and most attractive daughter, she has a duty to her family to marry financially well.

The opening lines of the novel, ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife’, set the theme of marriage that most of the book is based upon. An upper class woman of the nineteenth century’s sole goal in life was usually to marry a wealthy man and gain wealth for herself and family, the view of most young women of the time is typified by one quote from Charlotte Lucas, ‘I ask only for a comfortable home’. She believes that a woman should marry first and then ‘learn to love the man’.

Employment in the early nineteenth century was not something that any respectable lady of the upper classes would be involved with. Any who were would be frowned upon by their peers, even if they were a governess, which, it was acknowledged, was a very good job for a woman.

An upper class woman would marry to ensure herself good financial stability in the future. After all – that’s marriage – or at least that was the view of many women such as Caroline Bingley and Charlotte Lucas. An estate would always be inherited by the nearest male relative, never a female.

No women were properly educated; that was reserved for boys – girls didn’t need it; there job was to be a good wife. Woman of the rich upper classes were sometimes taught by a governess. However, they were not taught in modern subjects; they learnt good manners, how to play a musical instrument (usually piano), how to flirt and sometimes a foreign language such as French.

Respectable upper class women would participate in only the most elegant of leisure activities such as dancing, sewing, walking around the room, playing a musical instrument, reading and taking ‘turns about the room’. However, Elizabeth Bennet was not one to worry about her peers’ opinions of her so she walked in the countryside because she enjoyed it – not because it was a ‘ladylike’ thing to do. From the comments of Caroline Bingley when she saw Elizabeth after her walk to Netherfield, you could tell that she thought it was a most stupid idea – ‘she really looked almost wild’.

Of course, not all women were blessed with Jane’s beauty. Mary Bennet does not accept her fate of never being married in her life and so tries to her best to become well ‘accomplished’ by learning to play the piano and reading. She hopes that this will earn her a marriage but realistically, no wealthy man would marry her – still, she tries to impress everyone with her skills at the Netherfield ball. However, she is not as skilled as she thinks and Mr. Bennet soon realises that no one wants to listen to her dull tones and interrupts her composition.
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Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks very much
-Robin
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*BUMPAGE*

need help!!
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Hi my name is kaiser could you help me with my maths coursework, its to do with buildig steps
i'll appreiciate it if you help me
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This thread is for English literature help, not maths help! Hence the name, BOOKWORM!!

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Dear Bookworm, have you got anything handy regarding this essay:

"An essay of about 1,500 words: this will be a close analysis of a scene from Three Sisters, which explores the challenges and possibilities of staging".

It's about staging so you have to have some director's knowledge. Many many thanks.
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I'm kinda finishing of this critical comparison essay with Great Expectations and Cider with rosie and I need some quotes fast on cider with Rosie.............I dont seem to be able to find any that'll help me

The question is: compare the comparison between the representation of childhood in each novel.
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hi
can you please send me a 700 or more essay on one of these below

Capital punishment
Euthanasia
Solving Third World hunger
should Britain be in or out of the European Union?
The school leaving age should be raised/lowered
Usage of the private motor car
Should we have nuclear power?

i will do anything for u please

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HEY, BOOKWORM, HELP ME WITH THIS ESSAY ASAP!
"Equus is a play about a 17 year old who blinded 6 horses." How far to u agree with this statement???
help me plis....i really need to write a lot bout it and have no idea what to write....
hanna
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Hey Bookworm, listen I have a Thesis to write about Dorothy Parker and how she depicts women who feel incomplete without a man. The women basically needs a man to survive and flourish....the male role dominates in her stories. So now I have to write a thesis on this and I'm not quit sure how to go about it...can you help? Thanks


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dear bookworm.
i need help on an essay. hard times by Charles Dickens, chapter 5 paragraph 1 and 2. The essay basically needs to analize the 2 chapters. can u help plz?
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hiya Bookworm!

I need help with my R.E coursework!! can u help me plz!!

its about Wealth and Poverty!
Q1. Outline Christian teaching, and the teaching of one other religion, on wealth and poverty.

Q2. Explain why there is a need for world development.

Q3. 'There should be no rich people as long as there is poverty in the world' Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion, showing you have considered another point of view. Your answer should refer to the teaching of at least one religion.

If you culd help me i would be so grateful!!!! and b the happiest person in the world!!!!!!!!!!! but its got to be only about 1500 words!
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Dear bookworm...if i dont get this in 2 hours im a DEAD duck so PLEASE help me!!!! its a maths coursework
well here it goes....
3 players A, B and C play a game with a single dice.

Player A ALWAYS goes first. A rolls the dice and if it lands on 1 then A wins the game. If A loses B has a go.
B rolls the dice and if it lands on 2 OR 3 then B wins the game, otherwise C has a go.
If C gets a 4 or 5 or 6 then C wins otherwise A starts again.
This procedure continues until there is a winner.

The tasks are:
1) The probabilities of each of A, B or C winning the game.
2) Who will be the most likely winner?
3) The most likely length of the game in terms of the number of rolls of the dice to produce a winner.

thank you
MM
Save a girl's life
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Hi
Can you give me some tips for revision please?
I would be very grateful!!!!!
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Mr(s) Bookworm, read my idea and leme know what u think by emailyeah.
my add is
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btw its about our education system and an idea about how to fix it (and no its not by calling bob the builder. lol)





heres my fing...




Ok, as we all know the UK's education system is in utter chaos, from GCSE's to AS levels espically.
i was recently reading an atricle on the shortage on maths students and about how big the jump is from GCSE 2AS levels, and so i came up with a soloution for this situation.


I propose that there should be a intermediate level of education implemented within our system, which students take in Yr 11 in highschool. And as for GCSE's they should be taken a year back staring from Yr 9 ending end of Yr 10, and throughout yr 11 is this new intermediate section which im now gona explain what its all about.


In Yr 11 this intermediate section would consist of 6 subjects, 2 of them being a language and maths both of which have to be taken alongside 4 other subjects of the students choice. These subjects would provide an introducion to the A level courses and help students get better grades at their A levels. Also this would encourage some people to go to college and not to drop out after highschool due to finding the A levels too hard to cope with. And so more students would go to college, which would lead to a higher number in university applicants, and more applying for a Top Notch Uni like Oxford, Cambridge, LSE ST Georges etc. This would lead to a competetion for uni places as not every1 could get into uni, which would make the whole education sector a cut throat inviroment.


This can only be benifical for people in the UK because more will apply for the top jobs due to them being educated enough to do so.


I made a theory for this

The Trffic light theory


Red - GCSE (General education)
Green - A Level (Advanced Education)

With this situation people would rush to catch the green lights which would cause accidents and chaos as is the education system now.
but if you implement a Amber colour, this warns drivers wether its time to go or time to stop, and so causes a minimal level of chaos, andthis can be our soloution to the current problem. BY Implementing a Intermediate section chaos is avoided, students gain more qualifications, which would help them find a job if they do decide to quit education after Highschool.



This new section would be a sort of an International Bauclaurette (IB) and an qualification in its own right. An IB is where students take 6 subjects, 2 of which MUST be a Language (i.e. German, Italian Spanish, Latin etc and Maths and the other 4 can be of their own choice.



And now its time for your thoughts and problems with this idea(regarding the article and not my spelling grammar or puntuation. lol)
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bookwork, u freak get a job............


and a life.



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Bookworm can you help quick?I need to do an essay on act three scene five. Imagine you are making a film, anilize the scene, Why is the contextof this scene important to the play, How would you direct the scene. What scenery, sound effects and costume would you use. What language would you use for important lines. What camera shots would you use, facial expressions, actions ect. for maximum effect. What effect do you think the scene wil have on your audiance including the dramatic scenes. What does it say about the different generations and would the scene have the same reaction on an Elizabethen audiance.
PLEASE help I am brain dead.
Any one. Please help
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