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.
“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.
“Although the wealthy characters in The Great Gatsby appear to have it all, not a single one of them seems happy”.
‘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.
Comment on the effectiveness of the imagery of sleep and blood in this scene.
2017 paper 1 text 2 Q 3.
(iii) “Professor Garton Ash makes effective use of the languages of argument and persuasion to convince readers that today’s society needs more and better free speech.“ Do you agree with the above statement? Support your answer with reference to Professor Garton Ash’s use of the languages of argument and persuasion in the above text to convince readers that today’s society needs more and better free speech.