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hey i do aqa for english (gcse) and im at a grade 9 but im wondering whether my teachers biased or something because his format is very unique. ive never seen it anywhere online so if anyone could read this intro format - its ARS, a for answer the question, r for root the character in the text, and s for suggest the writers intentions (this is for lit btw). heres an example.

In Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’, the main character Macbeth is presented to have an unholy and irregular ambition that was evidently and clearly the catalyst to his disgraceful downfall at the hands of a more respected individual, Macduff.
This can be observed throughout the whole play, however, is one of the main surprises to the audience. This is because when Macbeth is first seen in the play, he is shown to have a brave and honourable disposition, the qualities which were needed and expected in a Jacobean male. However after his first interaction with the witches (who told him that he would be king) and his apparent mistake of telling his wife Lady Macbeth (who manipulated him from the moment she heard the news), his character spirals downwards into shame and cowardice, killing the King who respected and admired him; King Duncan. This can be seen to be one of the main turning points of the play his murder of the King marks his descent into madness, and his wife who orchestrated the attack alongside him is driven insane to the point where Shakespeare alludes to the fact that she committed suicide. As the play comes to a close, the Macbeth the audience see on the stage has developed into the complete opposite of the ideal Jacobean man cornered in the battlefield after failing to assert his dominance over Macduff, even though he killed his whole family.
Shakespeare crafted Macbeth in this way and gave him this ambition to show the dangers of going against the King. In the Jacobean Era many placed their belief in a hierarchy ordained by God called the “Great Chain of Being,” which stated that after God came the King and then the rest of humanity. By killing or usurping the throne of a rightful King you were essentially going against God’s natural order and violating the Doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings. In addition, Shakespeare’s first audience for Macbeth included King James II, a deeply superstitious man who Shakespeare may have wanted to please. All of this can offer an explanation as to why Shakespeare gave Macbeth such a twisted ambition and a deep desire to follow up on his ambition he wanted to make an example to the rest of Jacobean society that no matter how strong you believe you may be (in mentality or physicality), if you were condemned by God there was no refuge and no escape.

(i seperated the 3 sections but usually itd be clumped) ty
Original post by abdimalikm0004
hey i do aqa for english (gcse) and im at a grade 9 but im wondering whether my teachers biased or something because his format is very unique. ive never seen it anywhere online so if anyone could read this intro format - its ARS, a for answer the question, r for root the character in the text, and s for suggest the writers intentions (this is for lit btw). heres an example.
In Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’, the main character Macbeth is presented to have an unholy and irregular ambition that was evidently and clearly the catalyst to his disgraceful downfall at the hands of a more respected individual, Macduff.
This can be observed throughout the whole play, however, is one of the main surprises to the audience. This is because when Macbeth is first seen in the play, he is shown to have a brave and honourable disposition, the qualities which were needed and expected in a Jacobean male. However after his first interaction with the witches (who told him that he would be king) and his apparent mistake of telling his wife Lady Macbeth (who manipulated him from the moment she heard the news), his character spirals downwards into shame and cowardice, killing the King who respected and admired him; King Duncan. This can be seen to be one of the main turning points of the play his murder of the King marks his descent into madness, and his wife who orchestrated the attack alongside him is driven insane to the point where Shakespeare alludes to the fact that she committed suicide. As the play comes to a close, the Macbeth the audience see on the stage has developed into the complete opposite of the ideal Jacobean man cornered in the battlefield after failing to assert his dominance over Macduff, even though he killed his whole family.
Shakespeare crafted Macbeth in this way and gave him this ambition to show the dangers of going against the King. In the Jacobean Era many placed their belief in a hierarchy ordained by God called the “Great Chain of Being,” which stated that after God came the King and then the rest of humanity. By killing or usurping the throne of a rightful King you were essentially going against God’s natural order and violating the Doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings. In addition, Shakespeare’s first audience for Macbeth included King James II, a deeply superstitious man who Shakespeare may have wanted to please. All of this can offer an explanation as to why Shakespeare gave Macbeth such a twisted ambition and a deep desire to follow up on his ambition he wanted to make an example to the rest of Jacobean society that no matter how strong you believe you may be (in mentality or physicality), if you were condemned by God there was no refuge and no escape.
(i seperated the 3 sections but usually itd be clumped) ty

That is amazing, the only thing I would add is an actual quote from the play. Something somewhere as a quote that you analyse because the question and the markscheme asks for evidence from the play so do add in quotes. You could add in the one where the witches tell Macbeth he is going to be king "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter".
Or you could use a quote from Lady macbeths soliloquy where she is thinking of how to manipulate macbeth. You could even use the year 11 fave of "milk from my breast and turn it in for gaul" or sommet along those lines. I havent looked at my play since last year so you most likely know it better than me.

You dont need much, even one will do but make sure you add it in and analyse it as it cant be all context.

Hope this helps :smile:
Original post by Tatakae L
That is amazing, the only thing I would add is an actual quote from the play. Something somewhere as a quote that you analyse because the question and the markscheme asks for evidence from the play so do add in quotes. You could add in the one where the witches tell Macbeth he is going to be king "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter".
Or you could use a quote from Lady macbeths soliloquy where she is thinking of how to manipulate macbeth. You could even use the year 11 fave of "milk from my breast and turn it in for gaul" or sommet along those lines. I havent looked at my play since last year so you most likely know it better than me.
You dont need much, even one will do but make sure you add it in and analyse it as it cant be all context.
Hope this helps :smile:

alright thank you!
Original post by abdimalikm0004
alright thank you!

No problem :smile:

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