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This is a five-week unit that explores Shakespearean tragedy using Macbeth. The unit focuses on the literary elements of character motivation, foil, paradox, and the motifs of making decisions and good/moral vs. evil/immoral.

The writing focus of the unit is creative and narrative, emphasizing the idea of motives, decision-making, and morality. Students will rewrite the ending of Macbeth by changing the decisions and path of one character. By the end of the unit, students will use their understandings from the unit to apply the lessons learned from the fictional characters to their own lives, and evaluate and recognize the importance of faith in moral decisions.

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