“How does Shakespeare present Macbeth’s deteriorating state of mind?”

Shakespeare shows Macbeth’s deteriorating state of mind by using different devices. At the beginning Macbeth’s state of mind was strong. According to the Seargent, Macbeth was a hero and he described him as a hero “brave Macbeth” in the beginning of the play. At the end of the play Macbeth’s state of mind was delusional. He imagine that he saw the ghost of Banquo because he killed Banquo.

As it is already mentioned above, at the beginning of the play Macbeth was a hero, on the other hand, at the middle and end of the play, he turned to being a coward and delusional. Well, that is because one, he killed King Duncan and Banquo, and two, he saw the ghost of Banquo. Near at the end of the play, before the war between Macbeth and Malcolm started, his wife Lady Macbeth died and he made the soliloquy about that life is meaningless:                                                                                                                               “She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”  Shakespeare is saying that life is meaningless and it is an actual story, that is told by a fool. He is also saying that life is not important. This is important to Shakespeare’s message because Macbeth’s state of mind is already bad and delusional.

Shakespeare uses metaphors to reveal Macbeth’s deterioration, for example, “That struts and frets his hour upon the stage.” He is saying that we have a short life so what’s the point of having a life where if you are not immortal? The another metaphor is “Life’s but a walking shadow”. Shakespeare is saying that life is nothing. The third metaphors is “it is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” He is saying that it is a real story, that is told by an idiot who makes noises and

Dramatic irony

“See, see, our honoured hostess.” By King Duncan. It’s in Act 1 Scene 6. King Duncan thought that Lady Macbeth is a good lady bus she is a bad lady.

What is Shakespeare trying to communicate about life in this passage spoken by the character Macbeth?

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Shakespeare is using Macbeth to communicate about life by saying that life is nothing. He is saying this because his wife, Lady Macbeth died before the war started. Macbeth said ‘She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word’. What he is trying to say is that Lady Macbeth should have died after the war ended instead of her got passed away before the war started. Also, he is trying to say that after the war ended, there would have been time to mourn at her. The next thing that Macbeth said is ‘To-morrow, to-morrow and to-morrow, creeps in this petty face from day to day. What he is trying to say is tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and he is also saying that the day will go slower until the day ends. Macbeth said ‘To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools, The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!’ He is saying that all of those who died such as Duncan, Banquo and Lady Macbeth are fools and he told his servant to get out by saying ‘Out, out, brief candle!’ He is saying that his servant is a fool. Another thing that Macbeth said is ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more.’ He is saying that life is nothing and he said that there is no reason why everybody and himself should have a life. Also he is saying that it’s like a poor person who died one hour later and can be never heard again. Lastly, the soliloquy that he said is ‘It is a tale, Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. He is trying to say that it is a story, which was told by an idiot (stupid person), which is full of noises and it means nothing to life. The whole point of Macbeth is to say that life is meaningless. ‘ There are a lot of figuratives, languages (simile, metaphor…), structures and dramatic devices. Shakespear is also using the meter. Firstly, I will be talking about meter (iambic trimeter, iambic pentameter, iambic hexameter…). In line 12, he was using iambic pentameter. In line 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10, he was using iambic pentameter. In line 11, he was using iambic hexameter. The second thing I will be talking about is metaphor. The first metaphor is in line 5 and the quote is ‘the last syllable.’

Macbeth:Equivocator

Equivocator is someone who is ambitious or never tell the whole truth.

Faith, here’s an equivocator, that could
swear in both the scales against either scale;
who committed treason enough for God’s sake,
yet could not equivocate to heaven: O, come
in, equivocator.’ by Porter.

Porter thought that Macbeth was knocking the door and and called him an equivocator because he is so ambitious and never tell the whole truth about the part where King Duncan was killed. The mataphor ‘The scales against either scale’ means something about balance.

Year 10 Task: Reaction Times-Science(physics)

1. When driving the ability to stop in a reasonable time is very important  for the safety of the driver, passenger and other drivers. This time can be broken down into three parts braking stopping and time. Explain what each of these are.

=Braking is something where you have poor car condition for example the ground is icy. Stopping is where you finish something that you were doing. Time is a thin that is measured in hours, seconds and minutes.

2. How do these times very with speed?

=It tells you how fast you can go in minutes, hours and seconds for example 30 miles per hour (30mph)

3. Why does it take longer to stop the faster you are going?

=It takes longer to stop the faster you are going because when you go faster, the vehicle stops slower and you lose friction.

4. How can a driver improve their reaction time?

=A driver can improve their reaction time by going slower.

5. What distractions can increase reaction times?

=Distractions that can increase reaction time by practising to drive faster.

6. Name three substances that have an effect on reaction time.

=Three substances that have an effect on reaction time are braking, stopping and time.

7. How does being under the influence of one of these substances affect the safety of others around you?

=Being under the influence of one of these substances affect the safety of others around you by crashing your car and seriously injuring yourself and others.

5 quotes from Macbeth

1. ‘So foul and fair a day I have not seen.’

Macbeth saying something that is negative and positive. He is in the Heath near Forres

2. ‘If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me,
Without my stir.’

Macbeth saying that if he becomes a king, why can’t he be a king. He is in the Heath near Forres

3. ‘My dearest love,
Duncan comes here to-night.’

Macbeth saying my dearest love, Duncan is coming here tonight. He’s in Inverness, Macbeth’s castle.

4.’If we should fail?’

He saying that what if he fail to kill the king. He’s in Macbeth’s castle.

5. ‘Hark!
Who lies i’ the second chamber?’

Macbeth saying that who is in the second chamber. He is in his castle.

 

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