Following our lesson today on Act 1, scene 4 your home learning relates it to the end-of-Year 11 exam. Please answer the following question, aiming for three PEE(+E) paragraphs in ten minutes.
(b) Using your understanding of the extract, explain how the following lines might be performed.
Flourish. Enter KING DUNCAN, LENNOX, MALCOLM, DONALBAIN, and attendants
Is execution done on Cawdor? Are not
Those in commission yet returned?
They are not yet come back. But I have spoke
With one that saw him die, who did report
That very frankly he confessed his treasons,
Implored your highness’ pardon, and set forth
A deep repentance. Nothing in his life
Became him like the leaving it. He died
As one that had been studied in his death
To throw away the dearest thing he owed
As ’twere a careless trifle.
Give reasons for your answer. (7)