Ambition is a virtue possessed by humans, a quality that installs a strong desire to do or to achieve something. Ambition is a force to be reckoned with, and when guided on the correct pathway, can accomplish marvellous feats. Small amounts of ambition are arguably the key to success, but what happens when the spark […]

Shot 1: Long Shot – Getting in the car – High angle Diegetic: Whir of a car Non-diegetic: Suspense music Dialogue: NA Shot 2: Mid Shot  – Vincent calling Eugene – Low angle  Diegetic: NA Non-Diegetic: Suspense music Dialogue: Vincent: “Come on, come on, come on” Shot 3: Mid shot/close up – Eugene hands scraping – Level angle Diegetic: Phone ringing Non […]

Act 2, Scene 1: Characters: Macbeth, Banquo, Macbeth, Fleance Location: A court within the castle Time: Around midnight/early morning Events: Banquo and Macbeth talk around midnight/1am. They talk about the witches  (three weird sisters). Macbeth says that he has not been worrying nor thinking of the witches at all, and stresses the point that he is loyal to Duncan. […]

Shakespeares Macbeth Act 1, Scene 1: Characters: The three witches Location: A desert place Time: (Unknown) Before the end of the battle Events: The witches plan to meet again once the battle has ended with Macbeth upon the heath. Quote:  All (witches): “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” Act 1, Scene 2: Characters: King […]

Act 5, Scene 1: Characters: Doctor, Gentlewoman, Lady Macbeth Location: Dunsinane,  a room in the castle. Events: Lady Macbeth has become crazy and now, every night, she sleepwalks around the house. Tonight, the doctor and a gentlewoman are watching her spectacle. She feels guilty for the murders of Lady Macduff and her children. She appears to be […]

Act 4, Scene 1: Characters: The witches, Hecate, Macbeth Location:  A dark cavern. A boiling cauldron lies in the middle of the cave. Events: The witches concoct a boiling potion in the centre of the dark cavern. Macbeth enters the cave and approaches the witches and Hecate. Macbeth demands to know the truth about his prophecies. The witches […]

Act 3, Scene 1: Characters: Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth Location:  Time: Events: Banquo expresses his suspicion in what Macbeth will do next. He says that the first two of the witches prophecies have come true, so the third, which says that the crown will not go to Macbeth’s descendants, nor Banquo, but the descendants of Banquo, must have […]

Point:  Shakespeare uses forceful metaphors and personifications to flaunt Macbeth’s malevolent desires and ambitions Example: Macbeth speaks aside to the audience expressing his thoughts on King Duncan’s latest announcement that his son, Malcolm is hereafter pronounced Prince of Cumberland – the heir to the throne. (Aside) The Prince of Cumberland! – That is a step// On which […]

Ava: Mmmmm(repeated consonant sound – emphasizing that she is delighted by the prospect of having ‘peta’ bread for lunch), I’ve got ‘peta’ bread for lunch, yay! Emily: ‘Pita’ (raised voice on ‘Pita’ to reinforce pronunciation) bread! Ava: Nooo(repeated vowel sound – emphasizing that she is horrified that I Emily would use such pronunciation), ‘peta’ (raised voice on ‘peta’ to reinforce […]