Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Macbeth's Insecurities

Macbeth’s Insecurities

1. Describe places, people, or events that make you feel insecure or uncertain. How do you tend to act when you’re feeling insecure?

2. Macbeth is also plagued by his insecurities. Why do you think he is haunted by the ghost of Banquo, but NOT by the ghost of Duncan? Think of at least two reasons.

3. Before deciding to murder both Duncan and Banquo, Macbeth delivers two long monologues. Reread the last few lines of each monologue (51, 87).

Why do you think Macbeth is so concerned with whether or not they will go to heaven or hell?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

LOF 9-12 v. Macbeth- Closed Cage Match

Macbeth declares an impassioned phrase when he feels that he is caught in all the turmoil he has created. He says, "It will have blood they say. Blood will have blood... (Act 3). What did Macbeth mean? How does this ring true for Macbeth? How does this also connect to the situtation Jack and Ralph find themselves in Lord of the Flies.

Also, include any final impressions of LOF. What did you think? How did the annotating go for you? Did you feel as though there was a change in your learning/ understanding of the text? Are you seeing big connections to Macbeth?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Devil... Now that I have your attention...

“The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.” (Shakespeare Hamlet)

1. How do you interpret the above quote? In other words, how would you explain its message to someone else?

2. Who is playing the role of the devil in Macbeth? Are there several devils in this play? Briefly explain and support your answer.

3. Describe the evil that has occurred in the play so far. What is the pleasing shape it has taken on?

4. Is there any good or decency in this play so far? Which do you think will triumph at the end of the play-good or evil? Briefly explain your response.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Act 2 Questions

Keep our class readings and discussion going on here. Remember to break down the walls of the classroom and help each other learn Macbeth.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

LOF 7-8

After reading the first act of Macbeth as well as the first eightchapters of Golding's Lord of the Flies, what do you see as the role of evil? Where have you seen connections in the emergence of evil in these two works of literature? Can you also draw any parallels to what is going on in our world today? Think deeply here people. Respond and connect with one anothers' ideas.

Phony Faces

Phony Faces:

Think of a person you know who acts one way when he or she is with a group of people, but acts very differently when you’re with him or her in private. Describe how this person acts in public or private, and explain why you think he or she wears such a mask sometimes- why not be yourself at all times?

Act one contains many quotes that address the idea of false appearances. Find two quotes, put them into your own words, and explain how they relate to the theme of appearance v. reality.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Macbeth- Act One questions

Here is your space to ask questions, seek understanding and assist your peers in learning Macbeth. Don't forget to be a critical thinker, participate often, and check back regularly. Good luck.

Friday, September 7, 2007

LOF ch. 4-6 response

What are some examples of relationships between the characters? What is the building block of these relationships and what is breaking them apart? Describe an instance when you had a relationship with a friend that fell apart. Why did it fall apart? Can you personally connect to what is happening to the boys on the island.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Trust Response: Writing One

On a scale of 1-10, to what extent do you trust the people around you? Briefly explain your answer by responding to the questions below:

· Do you completely trust your friends? Your family? Your teachers?
· Do you think they would ever betray you? If so, why and how?
· Could you ever betray them?
· What types of situations make people betray others?