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  • Lady Macbeth In The Scottish Play

    Out of all the characters in “The Scottish Play”, the one that stands out the most is Lady Macbeth. She plays a very intense role in the play. She begins the play as a very pernicious character with no remorse. Then, as the acts go on, events lead up to a guilty conscience and the taking of her life. Lady Macbeth begins as an obvious inhumane person. In Act 1, Lady Macbeth knows that her husband, Macbeth must kill the King, Duncan, to become the King of Scotland. Instead of discouraging her husband from the deed, she instigates it. In Act 2, she drugs the guards without a second thought, which makes her an accomplice to the murder of the King. Throughout most of the play she “comforts” her husband into thinking murder is okay and that…

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  • Role Of Evil In Macbeth

    and ‘Ambition’ are the two keys components that drive the play Macbeth forward. In terms of plot and characterization, the two powerful characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth take fate into their hands to reach towards their goals which lead to a series of misfortunes and sins which turns them from an ambitious person into a monster. The play starts with the three witches quoting, ‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air’. Apart from the use of a trochaic tetrameter in…

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  • Theme Of Deception In Macbeth

    Throughout the play of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, things always have a twist to them. Deception, which is defined as “the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true”, can be seen in the play through the main characters of deception, which are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the witches. Women characters are portrayed as manipulative and deceiving characters throughout the play. In the very first scene, it begins with the witches saying “Fair is foul, and foul is…

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  • Adaptation Of Lady Macbeth In The Scottish Play

    Lady Macbeth In The Scottish Play no other character is portrayed with such deviation and alteration of a feminist view, such as Lady Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s casting of such an abnormal, creation of characterisation opens up the darkest, deepest secrets of a power lusting women, starting in Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth’s cravings for godly power is unleashed when she is shown to have opened up her chamber to a different dimension of an abnormal self where she is seen as an manipulating,…

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  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song (1932)

    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining…

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  • Scottish Music Influence

    Modern Scottish Music and its Influences Scottish music makes one think of bagpipes, men in kilts and the ever-present question: is there anything on under that kilt? That question will go unanswered. Instead, the music tradition will be discovered. Are there any outside influences responsible for changes in the music? Something else to consider is the geography of the country. The mainland country of Scotland is considered a part of the island of Great Britain. The north-west region of Scotland…

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  • Scottish Devolution Case Study

    L01 Increasingly in recent times there have been questions raised as to whether the interests of the Scottish people would be better served closer to home. Some have argued for greater legislative powers to be transferred to Holyrood, whilst others instead see separation from the Union as being the key to meeting the needs of the people. This essay will examine these issues and more surrounding the governance of Scotland. When looking at what events were pivotal on the road to Scottish…

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  • Essay On Scottish Enlightenment

    Roy Porter has discussed the Scottish Enlightenment in these terms and in his own words, spliced ‘Scottish thinkers into the British story as a whole’. The historiography suggests many scholars and historians consider the Scottish Enlightenment to be a consequence of closer association with England and more specifically as a direct result of the Union of Crowns in 1707. Many key figures of the Enlightenment were born or were educated in Scotland, and Scotland’s contribution to the world is…

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  • Essay On Selkie Monologue

    I had swam into the hidden undersea cave that contained my human clothing. Last evening I’d had a vision; I would find my lifemate in the area above the sea caves. I needed to find her as my vision of the woman, was too strong to disregard. She’d been a well-built sturdy young Scot lass with sparkling green eyes and long dark auburn hair which flows to her waist. I had seen her in my dream, dancing at the local Highland Gathering. The young woman of my dream was my destiny. My name’s…

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  • Community Education

    In community education there is also often a responsibility with working with poor or disadvantaged communities and this stems from the mid 1900s when reforms began in relation to health, housing and government and people responding to and supporting the voice of the poor admist these reforms. In Part 1 of the Scottish Executive Guidance for Community Learning and Development there is a section which reads ‘In many parts of Scotland poverty and disadvantage are concentrated in particular…

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