4. “The poetry of Sylvia Plath is intense, deeply personal, and quite disturbing.”
Do you agree with this assessment of her poetry? Write a response,
supporting your points with the aid of suitable reference to the poems you have studied
1975: “In Macbeth, Shakespeare does not present Macbeth as a mere villain, but succeeds in arousing a measure of sympathy for him.”
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are fired “by the same passion of ambition; and to a considerable extent they are alike” (A.C. Bradley). Do you agree with this statement?
Describe the role and function of the character of Banquo.
1983: “The Witches in Macbeth are malevolent creatures who originate deeds of blood and have power over the soul.”
1. Robert Montgomery, whose work features in TEXT 1, sometimes uses advertising billboards to display his work.
Write a discursive essay in which you explore the positive and negative aspects of different types of advertising.
The views people hold today are often influenced by the news and information they receive from the online world of the internet and social media. Write an opinion piece, for publication in a national newspaper, in which you give your views on the extent to which people today rely on the online world as a source of news and information, the reliability of these sources and the impact of this development on society.