King Lear Assignment

‘In King Lear the Villainous characters hold more fascination for the audience than the virtuous ones’

Discuss this statement with reference to at least one villainous and one virtuous character. Support your answer with suitable reference to the text.

Due Monday 25th Nov

Macbeth Essay questions (Class prep)

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.”

Discursive Essay 2017- Due Next Monday

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 Article


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.   

Bishop 2013- Due 17th December

“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.”

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the above statement? Support youranswer with reference to the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop on your course.

Gatsby Essay

“Although the wealthy characters in The Great Gatsby appear to have it all, not a single one of them seems happy”.


Hopkins Assignment

‘The poems of Hopkins alternate between gladness and dejection.’
To what extent would you agree with this assessment of the poems of Hopkins studied by you? Support your points by suitable quotation.