Macbeth: Full Notes for Leaving Cert English 2019


1. What you need to know
2. A summary on each character
3. Examination of the key question of the play
4. Sample answers:

a. 2014 "Macbeth’s relationships with other characters can be seen primarily as power struggles which prove crucial to the outcome of the play.” Discuss the above statement in relation to at least two of Macbeth’s relationships with other characters. Support your answer with suitable reference to the play, Macbeth.

b. 2014 “Throughout the play, Macbeth, Shakespeare makes effective use of a variety of dramatic techniques that evoke a wide range of responses from the audience.” Discuss this view with reference to at least two dramatic techniques used by Shakespeare in the play. Support your answer with suitable reference to the text.

Macbeth Full Notes for Leaving Cert English 2019
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5. Short notes:

f. 2013 “The variety of significant insights that we gain into Macbeth’s mind proves critical in shaping our understanding of his complex character.” Discuss this view, supporting your answer with suitable reference to the play, Macbeth.
g. 2009 “Macbeth’s murder of Duncan has horrible consequences both for Macbeth himself and for Scotland.” Write a response to this statement. You should refer to the play in your answer.
h. 2009 “Macbeth has all the ingredients of compelling drama.” Write a response to this statement, commenting on one or more of the ingredients which, in your opinion, make Macbeth a compelling drama.
e. 2007 “The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth undergoes significant change during the course of the play.” Discuss this statement supporting your answer with the aid of suitable reference to the text.
g. 2013 “Shakespeare makes effective use of disturbing imagery in the play, Macbeth.” Discuss this statement, supporting your answer with suitable reference to the text.

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