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Biology 2018 Solutions for Leaving Cert Higher Level

You can access the paper via the examinations.ie website. No marking scheme is available at the time of writing. You may also like: Leaving Cert Biology.
Q1. (a) 1. To receive energy for cellular reactions to occur 2. For growth and repair  (b) Many sugar units joined together  (c) Cellulose  (d) Contains glycerol and three fatty acids  (e) Phospholipids are found in cell membranes  (f) Biuret test 
Q2. (a) Living factor  (b) The place where an organism lives  (c) All of the different populations living in an area  (d) All members of the same species living in an area  (e) The functional role of an organism in an ecosystem  (f) The part of the Earth that sustains life  (g) Checking for the presence or absence of an organism in an ecosystem 
Q3. (a) Interphase  (b) Cell division in which one cell becomes two cells and the number of chromosomes is retained. The genetic material of the daughter cell is identical to the mother cell.  (c)1. The chromosome number is halved in meiosis  2. Meiosis involves 2 c…

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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