Who would you rather have on your side in a fight/ be mates with? Bringing it all together! Look through the next few slides and use the info to get your ideas together. You can start working on your planning sheet as well. Assessment Objectives: AO1 – Ideas about ‘strong feelings’ and evidence AO2 – Analysing how the texts are written. AO3 – Links you can make AO4 – Context; how different people interpret the poem / play Tasks ALL – COMPLETE … PART 1 PART 2 PART 4 PART 5 PART 3 will allow more depth of discussion PART 1 – INTRO and FORM What to include in the introduction: Task 1: Complete the questions! • What texts will you be looking at? • When were they written? • How do they need to interest the audience? ‘Macbeth’? ‘The Laboratory’? • How are they broadly similar? Different? • What are the main ‘strong feelings’ you want to discuss? • What similarities are there in the way they are written? Form Macbeth – iambic pentameter Similar to real speech but has a ‘bounce to it’. Useful in ‘unsex me here’ speech. Makes it seem dramatic; gives it rhythm. Soliloquy – when she talks to audience ‘The laboratory’ • 12 stanzas • Monologue – 1st person • Bouncy ‘anapaestic’ meter including AABB rhymes • Takes you on a journey Task 2: Write a few sentences comparing the forms They are similar because … They are different because … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQvteoFiMlg PART 2 Before the murder! Compared with start of ‘The Laboratory’ AO1; AO3 Task 3: Find quotes from the poem / play! OR add a comment / Change the colour to show you feel you could discuss the point. Act 1 Scene 5 – The ‘unsex me here’ speech’ Links to the start of ‘The Laboratory’ Stanzas I-V (VI?) Strong feelings • Ambition - Lady M desire to do anything to support husband or is it just for her? • Using someone else • Excitement • Secrecy and deception • Seems powerful • link to context – Contrast between 11th Century Scotland – Elizabethan – role of women. AO4 Strong feelings • Wants power • Excitement • Desire to do something unusual • Using someone else • Secrecy and deception • Seems powerful • Link to context – Browning chooses unusual character. Wants to challenge Victorian view of women as domestic ‘angels’! AO4 PART 2 cont… How does Shakespeare present strong feelings? How does he use words / phrases that interest the audience? AO1; AO2 Macbeth (Act 1 scene 5) ‘The Laboratory’ I - VI • • • • • • Imperatives (Commands) supernatural language strong language Changing feminine images snake and flower image Lots of exclamation marks! • • • • ‘Supernatural language Imperatives Strong language Words / phrases to do with secrecy. • Lots of exclamation marks! TASK 4: Find examples for each! TASK 5 Now choose an example from each text to compare! Handy sentence starters In ‘Macbeth’ Shakespeare uses … Browning also … In both texts, the writers use … The way they use them is similar because … They are different because … PART 3: Section 2 – After the murder! Act 2, scene 2 vs Stanzas VI - VIII Macbeth • Lady M commands M • Lady M seems more powerful but also nervous • Determined • Also nervous/ panicky? • Shakespeare uses questions, short sentences and exclamation marks! • Secrecy and Deception • Darkness The middle of ‘The Laboratory’ Stanzas VI - VIII • Woman commanding the man • Desire for power • Panicky? • Doubts herself? • Lots of questions and exclamation marks • Short sentences • Is she having doubts? • Reality setting in? PART 3 cont …Compare the way the two women are presented in this middle section. Strong feelings (AO1) In ‘Macbeth’ .. whereas … One similarity is … They are both … One difference is … Language (AO2) Both writers use … Shakespeare shows Lady Macbeth’s nervous feelings by using .. Similarly Browning … EXT: Can you think of more than one way of looking at these scenes / sections? PART 4 Madness!! Act 5 scene 1 vs Stanzas IX - XII Macbeth Strong feelings? AO1 • Strong feelings from earlier making her mad • Lacks power • Lonely • Guilt • Suicidal? • Strange behaviour • Talks to herself The Laboratory stanzas IX-XII Strong feelings? AO1 • Seems more manic • Strange behaviour • Seems less sane? • Who is she talking to? • ‘You may kiss me ..’ What does this suggest? • Left open-ended • Talking to herself? TASK 7 – Find evidence/ add comments / highlight if you think you could write about it! PART 4 cont … How are the feelings presented? Macbeth The Laboratory • Use of imagery to do with • Short sentences blood. • Punctuation • Talk of hell, e.g. ‘hell is …’ • Words / phrases to do with • Links to earlier ideas, e.g. death. mentioning ‘water’ ‘cleaning’ • Talks of death TASK 7: FIND QUOTES! • Short sentences • Punctuation Comparing the endings … TASK 8 – What do you think about the way the women and their feelings are presented? Strong feelings There is clear similarity in that … The biggest difference is … On the one hand .. You could say … You could also say … How the feelings are presented One similarity is … It is interesting to note that both writers use .. Again we see … EXT: Can you think of more than one way of looking at these scenes / sections? PART 5 Sum up ideas about context / background Macbeth How does audience feel about the ‘end’ of Lady M? Elizabethan? Modern? What might Shakespeare have been saying about women who act in this way? Why include a woman who is so different? See speech by Macbeth (Act 5 scene 5) How do we respond to the ending? The Laboratory How does Victorian reader feel at the end of the poem? How were women seen at that point in time? What is Browning saying? Why include a woman who is so different? How do we respond to the ending? Conclusion (AO1; AO2; AO3; AO4) Lots of similarities Some differences Strong feelings? Give an interesting example Language? Any patterns?? Themes – Can you link the texts in terms of women? Ideas? Your response? Different approaches 1. 2. 3. Introduce the essay. Write about bits of ‘Macbeth’ e.g. Before the murder; after the murder; the ‘madness’ scene. Use ‘The Laboratory’ to compare after each section. Sum up at the end. Introduce the essay. Write about the different strong feelings. Write about techniques. Compare the two as you write. Sum up at the end. Introduce the essay. Write about strong feelings and techniques in ‘Macbeth’. Write about the strong feelings and techniques in ‘The Laboratory’. Compare at the end. Sum up. NB: You have to talk about language, background etc… all the way through. Which approach will you use?