Mr James Smith delivered a fascinating session on the nature of Shakespearean Tragedy to Year 11 Scholars on Friday. In the first of two sessions, the students examined the elements of a classic tragedy and how these are evident in Macbeth. The nature of Macbeth’s tragic flaw(s), whether he is corrupted during the course of the play and how he is viewed in comparison to Lady Macbeth were all considered. Finally in preparation for next week’s session the students listened to speeches by Macbeth and Brutus to compare figures across two texts, thinking about character motivation in particular.
These two sessions will complete the programme for the Year 11 group and in the spirit of their meetings over the year, the ability to make connections within and across subjects remains paramount.