Read and critically analyse Shakespeare’s Macbeth in terms of theme, plot development, character and symbols within the text, your task now is to write an analytical essay.
Choose ONE of the following topics as a focus for an indepth discussion of Macbeth. You need to include evidence from the play to support your conclusions, with textual references incorporated fluently in your essay.
How does Shakespeare explore the idea of deception in Macbeth?
Discuss Shakespeare’s use of symbols in Macbeth, such as sleep, blood and darkness.
Discuss Shakespeare’s portrayal of the changing relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth throughout the play.
Discuss the influence of the witches’ prophecies on Macbeth’s decision to murder Duncan.
Compare and contrast Macbeth with at least three other character’s in the play.