Mrs Millar’s 3rd year English class have been studying Macbeth, so they came along to investigate historical examples of dictators (because of course, poor Macbeth was actually a pretty good king but Shakespeare was sooking up to his own king, James VI of Scotland and I of England, because James’ ancestor was Malcolm, son of Duncan).

It’s sad but true that are plenty of dictators to pick, from Alexander the Great in ancient history right up to the present. Some of the girls were a bit miffed that most of these bad guys were, in fact, guys, so they hunted for some female leaders with nasty attitudes as well.

The point of all this was to identify how people react when a dictator takes over, as well as giving them some real life examples to help them when analysing Macbeth’s behaviour.

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