Exam Practice


Describe at least one important relationship in the written text(s).
Explain how this relationship positively or negatively influenced one or more characters.

One important relationship in Macbeth is the relationship between King Duncan and Macbeth. This idea is displayed by the quote ” The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.” Macbeth killed Duncan and ignored his morals because of his vaulting ambition, and all the happiness and passions in his life and the good things he hoped to achieve ( the wine) is replaced with regret and shame (the mere lees).  Because of this relationship he has negatively influenced the rest of the characters in the play because the king has been killed and left everyone in distress. The relationship helps us to understand the idea that ignoring your morals is not always good.


Describe at least one important character in the written text(s).
Explain how the character changes throughout the text(s).

An important character in the play ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare is Macbeth. He is driven to become king, but to do so in the time he is alive he thinks he has to do it the wrong way, by going against his morals and killing the king, Duncan. Macbeth went from being a loyal husband and devoted to the king to a vicious murderer driven by his dire ambition. Macbeth’s Change in the play is shown through the decline in his mental state.

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