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Year 6 debate Shakespeare’s evil characters.

Year have been studying the 1st half of Macbeth this week. At the end of Wednesday’s lesson we voted on the question ‘which character is more evil – Macbeth or Lady Macbeth?’  The first vote was 18 for Macbeth and 12 for Lady Macbeth.

The following day we then split into groups came up with the reasons we voted the way we did.  We matched them up with debating vocabulary such as ‘It is fair to say…’ and ‘No one can argue that …’

We then came back together and discussed our reasons for and against.  We were allowed to interrupt the speaker if we were chosen by the chairman.  We then had a final vote.  The tally changed – Macbeth 20 to Lady Macbeth’s 10.

We have really enjoyed the blood, gore, treachery and power struggle of Macbeth and are looking forward to see how it ends.

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