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Greater Dublin Area (GDA) for Leaving Cert Geography

Tip: I found it extremely beneficial to know this chapter inside out and back to front. There is more to write about the GDA in comparison with the West of Ireland, and the questions are often easier to get big marks in. There’s a good bit in this chapter, but much of it is common sense or things you’d hear about on the news. Be specific; learn exact figures regarding population, average temperatures etc. This is a critical piece of advice across the entire geography course, but particularly in the Regional section. 

Our Geography notes are coming soon, subscribe to our emails to get all the important updates (it's free and secure) Physical processes  Climate  Cool temperate maritime  Lower precipitation (compared to the WoI). 800-1000mm per year. In rain shadow of Dublin Mountains (which are 1200m high) Sunshine- 4 hours per day average Summer temperature- 16 degrees Celsius Winter temperature- 5 degrees Celsius Growing season- 270 days Relief
Lowland region- low, flat land Dublin…

Macbeth: driven by ruthless ambition and tortured by regret

SHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH INVITES US TO LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF A MAN DRIVEN ON BY RUTHLESS AMBITION AND TORTURED BY REGRET.

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The essay title here provokes the student to talk about ruthlessness ambition and regret. Consider the crooks of the essay before you start writing.

Ambition:
-  Macbeth's wish to get ahead no matter what he has to do - listen to witches, kill his friend and the King
-  his obsession with ‘vaulting ambition’
-  he embarks on a tyrannical rule, determined to hold on to power
-  Lady Macbeth, however, questions his capacity to be ruthless
- she is also ambitious, beyond even realising what the consequences may be
-  his soliloquies repeatedly qualify the ruthlessness of his character

Regret:
-  Macbeth wrestles with his conscience
-  he is plagued by visions of his evil deeds and their consequences
-  following the murder of Duncan he is incoherent and tormented
-  he is haunted by the realisation that he has achieved a ‘fruitless crown’
and a ‘barren sceptre’
-  his mind is ‘full of scorpions’
-  for him life becomes progressively more empty and worthless
- Lady Macbeth suffers decent into madness as she is haunted by the blood on her hands

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These are closely related to what is on the State Examinations Commission Marking Scheme. Have a look at a few to know what it is the examiners want.

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