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Ok, I've got a couple of questions:

1. Are the gcse exam questions always just one on a theme or character analysis essay?
2. Is there a specific number or list of themes I need to revise?
3. Is there a specific list of characters that can come up as a question?
4. Anyone have any file of analysis they would like to share?
Thank you
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I did my GCSE in 2019 and we had both a theme question and a character question. T combat this I revised instances where the character and the theme are in full display. For example when Lady Macbeth is monologuing about her brest milk being poisonous if I remember correctly (sorry its been a long time since I have read Macbeth), I mentiond how her character seems very harsh and unsympathetic beacause she is literally talking about killing a child. The theme then was about guiltlessness. So my advice is to remember important lines from importnat scenes. Even though it might seem very obvious and not so perceptive because everybody else used the same quote as you, as long as you explain your quote very sophisticatedly and make sure that you are using the quote properly there is no way they cannot award you the marks. (as I said even if you think the quote doesnt relate to your question, as long as you somehow find a link and adequately explain it they have to give you marks).
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(Original post by laurenzdike)
I did my GCSE in 2019 and we had both a theme question and a character question. T combat this I revised instances where the character and the theme are in full display. For example when Lady Macbeth is monologuing about her brest milk being poisonous if I remember correctly (sorry its been a long time since I have read Macbeth), I mentiond how her character seems very harsh and unsympathetic beacause she is literally talking about killing a child. The theme then was about guiltlessness. So my advice is to remember important lines from importnat scenes. Even though it might seem very obvious and not so perceptive because everybody else used the same quote as you, as long as you explain your quote very sophisticatedly and make sure that you are using the quote properly there is no way they cannot award you the marks. (as I said even if you think the quote doesnt relate to your question, as long as you somehow find a link and adequately explain it they have to give you marks).
thank you for that
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(Original post by vibinhard)
Ok, I've got a couple of questions:

1. Are the gcse exam questions always just one on a theme or character analysis essay?
2. Is there a specific number or list of themes I need to revise?
3. Is there a specific list of characters that can come up as a question?
4. Anyone have any file of analysis they would like to share?
Thank you
1. Are the GCSE exam questions always just one on a theme or character analysis essay?
You will be given one exam-question and it will be either a theme or a character analysis.

2. Is there a specific number or list of themes I need to revise?
No, but if you practice the main themes (ambition, kingship, violence etc) you will be fine.

3. Is there a specific list of characters that can come up as a question?
Revise all the characters but the mains ones (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, The Witches etc) should be covered in more detail.

4. Anyone have any file of analysis they would like to share?
Unfortunately, I threw out most of my stuff but this website has good analysis:
https://genius.com/search?q=macbeth
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(Original post by 5hyl33n)
1. Are the GCSE exam questions always just one on a theme or character analysis essay?
You will be given one exam-question and it will be either a theme or a character analysis.

2. Is there a specific number or list of themes I need to revise?
No, but if you practice the main themes (ambition, kingship, violence etc) you will be fine.

3. Is there a specific list of characters that can come up as a question?
Revise all the characters but the mains ones (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, The Witches etc) should be covered in more detail.

4. Anyone have any file of analysis they would like to share?
Unfortunately, I threw out most of my stuff but this website has good analysis:
https://genius.com/search?q=macbeth
appreciate it👍
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