GCSE Macbeth CourseworkWatch
Comment on Shakespeare’s presentation of
Macbeth, focusing on your selection of two
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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what r your 2 selected scenes? u could talk about how the witches have an affect on him, i read somewhere today lookin for help with my own coursework that u could ask is macbeth really in charge of his own future (as his first words in the play r what a foul yet fair a day it is or somethin along those lines i cant rmeember it word for word, but he is echoing the witches right from the start. also the idea of kingship... is macbeth a good person for the role of king, in the way he acts and thinks. im not really suren if ive helped... i hope i have