GCSE: William Shakespeare

8,857 GCSE William Shakespeare essays

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Throughout the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth together demonstrate how ambition can turn a loyal soldier into a bloodthirsty murderer

    5 star(s)

    This is a powerful and convincing evocation of a near-death experience. The language is very well controlled, with few lapses, and the scenes described so concisely are graphic and terrifying.…

    • Essay length: 1296 words
    • Submitted: 03/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
  2. Marked by a teacher

    Compare and contrast the images of love in: Act I Scene V, Act II Scene II and Act V Scene III

    5 star(s)

    This is a very careful, thorough piece of work. The writer has gone to great trouble to identify every incidence of love imagery in these three scenes and to examine…

    • Essay length: 3527 words
    • Submitted: 22/03/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jeff Taylor 10/06/2013
  3. Marked by a teacher

    Is Iago The Perfect Villain?

    5 star(s)

    This response shows a very good understanding of the play and the character of Iago. The only thing that needs further consideration is the definition of the 'perfect villain'.

    • Essay length: 3541 words
    • Submitted: 01/05/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 24/06/2013
  4. Marked by a teacher

    Personal Responce to Hamlet

    5 star(s)

    This is an excellent essay which shows a very good understanding of the text and context. The writer uses well selected quotes and generally integrates these effectively. The essay makes…

    • Essay length: 1062 words
    • Submitted: 21/03/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Karen Reader 03/04/2012
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    How does Lady Macbeth change throughout the play, "Macbeth"?

    5 star(s)

    This is a very strong response and considers language, structure and form and how they are used to create certain effects. Consider also how the characters of Macbeth and Lady…

    • Essay length: 2283 words
    • Submitted: 16/01/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 23/07/2013
  6. Marked by a teacher

    The Gender Transformation of Caesar

    5 star(s)

    This is a top notch essay which easily attains - and goes beyond - top rating for GCSE work. It is detailed, knowledgeable, well researched and very perceptive, using sophisticated…

    • Essay length: 1750 words
    • Submitted: 20/02/2006
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Karen Reader 20/04/2012
  7. Marked by a teacher

    From the study of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is shylock presented as a villain or victim? To what extent will this view have changed from that of the original audience?

    5 star(s)

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    A detailed description of the experiment with good use of specific and precise biological terminology throughout.…

    • Essay length: 1857 words
    • Submitted: 11/07/2002
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Adam Roberts 10/05/2013
  8. Marked by a teacher

    How Shakespeare portrays Romeo and Juliet in Act 2 Scene 2

    4 star(s)

    This is very good analysis and shows a good understanding of the characters; however the essay attempts to cover a lot of points about the film and the text and…

    • Essay length: 2288 words
    • Submitted: 14/12/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 06/06/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
  9. Marked by a teacher

    Explore how the writers present choices in Macbeth by William Shakespeare and the Laboratory by Robert Browning.

    4 star(s)

    A highly confident and well articulated essay which remains focused on the question. Evidence is used for Macbeth but only a little for Browning. Structure is also looked at.…

    • Essay length: 1020 words
    • Submitted: 19/02/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Paul Dutton 20/03/2013
  10. Marked by a teacher

    How does Shakespeare use language and stagecraft to show Othello's changing feelings towards Dedemona throughout Othello

    4 star(s)

    This essay certainly displays elements of a 5 star essay but doesn't maintain the standard throughout. Good analysis of language, structure and form are present but at times points are…

    • Essay length: 3339 words
    • Submitted: 18/02/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 24/06/2013

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