Monthly Archives for November 2012


Past exam questions on Cultural Context

2011 ‘A reader can feel uncomfortable with the values and attitudes presented in texts.’ Compare the extent to which the values and attitudes that you encountered, in at least two texts on your comparative course, made you feel uncomfortable. [70] or ‘The roles and status allocated to males or females can be central to understanding […]


Some important quotes from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Act II

Here are some quotes from the second act of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ that should be committed to memory. From Scene 2 Romeo (soliloquy) ‘But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with […]


Drop Everything And Read

Here is a reminder to all students and teachers – tomorrow is the first day of our Drop Everything And Read week. Don’t forget to bring a book to school with you tomorrow. Mr. Lavin will announce at 10:30am that all teachers must stop teaching and that EVERYONE in the school must take out something […]


Winners of Macbeth Challenge

Congratulations to all fifth years who took part in the Macbeth Challenge 2012. They are all winners!!! All performances were outstanding. Participating in the Soliloquy Challenge were: Liam Schnober Smyth – Hecate’s speech Cian Harrington – Two truths Dylan Brady – Two truths Jamie Daly – Thou hast it all Eoin Sweetman – Dagger Duncan […]



Macbeth Challenge 2012

Fifth years are you ready for the 2012 Macbeth Soliloquy and Drama Challenge? Tomorrow you have the chance to recite your favourite soliloquy – the dagger soliloquy seems to be a popular choice – in a way that conveys the meaning and mood of the speaker in the context of that soliloquy. In addition or […]


Macbeth’s soliloquies and asides

Here is a guide to some of the important soliloquies in ‘Macbeth’, spoken by the protagonist himself. Act I Scene 3 Line 128 The witches have just made their predictions and Ross and Angus have brought news of his new title of Thane of Cawdor. The attractions of ‘the imperial theme’ begin to unsettle Macbeth. […]


Important Quotes – Macbeth Act 3

Here are some important quotes from Act 3. Be sure you know and understand each of them. Banquo: “I fear /Thou play’dst most foully for it.” Banquo: “My duties / Are with a most indissoluble tie / Forever knit.” Macbeth: “Fail not our feast.” Banquo: “My lord, I will not.” Macbeth: “Filling their hearers / […]