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.”

Gatsby Essay

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

Discuss