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Section 1 – Shakespeare Coriolanus Hamlet Measure for Measure Richard III The Tempest Twelfth Night Answer one question, both parts (a) and (b), from this section. You should spend about 1 ho... ur and 15 minutes on this section. 1 Coriolanus Answer both parts (a) and (b). (a) Discuss the following passage from Act 1 Scene 1, exploring Shakespeare’s use of language and dramatic effects. [15] Enter COMINIUS, TITUS LARTIUS, with other Senators; JUNIUS BRUTUS and SICINIUS VELUTUS. 1 SENATOR Marcius, ’tis true that you have lately told us: The Volsces are in arms. MARCIUS They have a leader, Tullus Aufidius, that will put you to’t. I sin in envying his nobility; And were I anything but what I am, I would wish me only he. COMINIUS You have fought together? MARCIUS Were half to half the world by th’ ears, and he Upon my party, I’d revolt, to make Only my wars with him. He is a lion That I am proud to hunt. 1 SENATOR Then, worthy Marcius, Attend upon Cominius to these wars. COMINIUS It is your former promise. MARCIUS Sir, it is; And I am constant. Titus Lartius, thou Shalt see me once more strike at Tullus’ face. What, art thou stiff? Stand’st out? LARTIUS No, Caius, Marcius; I’ll lean upon one crutch and fight with t’other Ere stay behind this business. MENENIUS O, true bred! 1 SENATOR Your company to th’ Capitol; where, I know, Our greatest friends attend us. LARTIUS [To Cominius] Lead you on. [To Marcius] Follow Cominius; we must follow you; Right worthy you priority. COMINIUS Noble Marcius! 1 SENATOR [To the Citizens] Hence to your homes; be gone. MARCIUS Nay, let them follow. The Volsces have much corn: take these rats thither To gnaw their garners. Worshipful mutineers, 5 10 15 20 25 30 355 © OCR 2021 H472/01 Oct21 Turn over Your valour puts well forth; pray follow. [Citizens steal away. Exeunt all but Sicinius and Brutus. SICINIUS Was ever man so proud as is this Marcius? BRUTUS He has no equal. SICINIUS When we were chosen tribunes for the people – BRUTUS Mark’d you his lip and eyes? SICINIUS Nay, but his taunts! BRUTUS Being mov’d, he will not spare to gird the gods. SICINIUS Bemock the modest moon. BRUTUS The present wars devour him! He is grown Too proud to be so valiant. SICINIUS Such a nature, Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow Which he treads on at noon. But I do wonder His insolence can brook to be commanded Under Cominius. BRUTUS Fame, at the which he aims – In whom already he is well grac’d – cannot Better be held nor more attain’d than by A place below the first; for what miscarries Shall be the general’s fault, though he perform To th’ utmost of a man, and giddy censure Will then cry out of Marcius ‘O, if he Had borne the business!’ SICINIUS Besides, if things go well, Opinion, that so sticks on Marcius, shall Of his demerits rob Cominius. BRUTUS Come. Half all Cominius’ honours are to Marcius, Though Marcius earn’d them not; and all his faults To Marcius shall be honours, though indeed In aught he merit not. SICINIUS Let’s hence and hear How the dispatch is made, and in what fashion, More than his singularity, he goes Upon this present action. BRUTUS Let’s along. And (b) ‘The effects of war are often unpredictable.’ Using your knowledge of the play as a whole, show how far you agree with this view of the play Coriolanus. Remember to support your answer with reference to different interpretations. [15] 40 45 50 55 60 65 706 © OCR 2021 H472/01 Oct21 2 Hamlet Answer both parts (a) and (b). (a) Discuss the following passage from Act 3 Scene 1, exploring Shakespeare’s use of language and its dramatic effects. [15] HAMLET – Soft you now! The fair Ophelia. – Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins rememb’red. OPHELIA Good my lord, How does your honour for this many a day? HAMLET I humbly thank you; well, well, well. OPHELIA My lord, I have remembrances of yours That I have longed long to re-deliver. I pray you now receive them. HAMLET No, not I; I never gave you aught. OPHELIA My honour’d lord, you know right well you did, And with them words of so sweet breath compos’d As made the things more rich; their perfume lost, Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. There, my lord. HAMLET Ha, ha! Are you honest? OPHELIA My lord? HAMLET Are you fair? OPHELIA What means your lordship? HAMLET That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty. OPHELIA Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than with honesty? HAMLET Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his li [Show More]

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