Macbeth and Lord of the flies analysis

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GCSE English Literature Controlled Assessment Plan
'Focusing on chapters 9 & 11 of Lord of the Flies and Act 1 Scene 7 of Macbeth. Discuss how Golding and Shakespeare present choices in their
Lady Macbeth
Makes Faustian pact with witches to become ruthless 'Come, you spirits that tend to on mortal thoughts, unsex me here And fill me from the
crown (Wants to become queen) to the toe top gull of the direst cruelty! Make thick my blood, stop up the access and passage to remorse, that
no compunctions visiting of nature shake my fell purpose not keep peace between the effect and it!'
Decision: To become ruthless with no conscience
At the end of the play Macbeth describes the witches as 'juggling fiends'. The use of the word fiends suggests that he is now aware that he has been
a mere pawn in an evil game played by the 'weird sisters' and chooses to at least die as a man, as a worrier: ' I will not yield' ... this links to Jack where
we last see him in tears after the shock of what he has done. These two points signal that both dictators have regained the their conscience at the end
of the play after realisation of what they have done.
King Duncan
"So noble in his great office"
"And with his former title greet Macbeth (Thane of Cawdor)
Decides not to kill king Duncan 'We shall proceed no further in this business'
After being influenced by Lady Macbeth decides to kill king Duncan 'when you durst to do it, then you were a man'
Decision: Kills Duncan
After becoming king orders the assassination of Banquo
Lord of the Flies
Tyranical character: meaning that it is his way or death.
Brave and strong a dangerous and evil mix ... Similarity to Macbeth?
They both take over a good strong and successful leader
possibly possessed y the 'beast' due to killing animal and people, for a sane young school boy, this wouldnt happen without conscience linking to

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Macbeth he orders the murder of Banquo.
Sadistic (enjoys hurting people) there was more than one murder
"viciously, with full intention he hurls his spear at Ralph.…read more


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