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.
5. “But there is hopeful news as well …” (TEXT 2)
You have been elected by your classmates to deliver a speech at your school’s graduation ceremony. Write the text of the speech you would give, encouraging your audience to be optimistic about the future.