Wednesday, January 7, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: January 7, 2014

Focus: What does the opening scene of "The Scottish Play" reveal to us?


1. Warming up with a few dark inferences about Macbeth
  • Sharing yesterday's research
  • Finishing this statement: In a word or two, Macbeth seems to be about...
2. Interpreting four versions of Macbeth's opening scene:

  • Describe the three witches’ physical appearance in each film.
  • Describe the setting of each film; what effects does the setting have on the tone (the emotional undertone) of the film?
  • What are they saying? Which words strike you?
  • What do you think is happening in this scene?
  • Try to find one symbol in each scene and make an inference/form a question about what it might represent.

3. Reading 1.1 together with questions and interpretations

(Note to class: I need a thunder guy.)

Sticky note challenge:
(1) Ask one good question.
(2) Make one observation about the way the witches speak.

4. Revisiting today's opening question on the blog and going over the class syllabus/expectations
HW: 
1. BRING STICKY NOTES TO CLASS.

2. By tomorrow, complete the first www.noredink.com assignment of the semester: CAPITALIZATION.  We will have a brief quiz on Friday.


3. By tomorrow, please return the signed class syllabus and policies.

23 comments:

  1. I think that Macbeth is about a Scottish King who wants something so bad that he is willing to kill anyone for it.

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  2. I predict that Macbeth is about superstition and bad luck.

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  3. I think that in this play, a greedy man named Macbeth will commit a murder to try and get what he wants.

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  4. Isn't it something about like the kings wife falls in love some one else or some sort of love controversy that leads to lots of death.

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  5. I think this play is about Macbeth being cursed by the witches and how he reacts to the curse.

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  6. I think this play is about a man who breaks from society but then is punished for his choices and others around him are hurt in the process.

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  7. I think this play is about a King that murders anyone that stands in his way from keeping the throne.

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  8. I think the play Macbeth is about a cursed king that always sets out to murder people in his kingdom.

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  9. I think that this play is about a guy who is wanting something bad to happen and is willing to do anything for it.

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  10. I predict that Macbeth will have a life filled with bad luck and will become superstitious.

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  11. I think this play is about the way of murder and how it has to do with life, and how violence is everywhere even in modern day

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  12. I predict that the novel Mackbeth will be similar to the loss of the author.

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  13. I think that Macbeth is about a dictator who is kills people who go against him.

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  14. I think that Macbeth will be about a guy that nobody likes because he is insane and kills people.

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  15. I think this play is about where witches put a curse on Macbeth and he becomes evil.

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  16. Since this play is a tragedy, I think that Macbeth will die and his wife will die as well. Macbeth will kill lots of people before he dies but he will feel bad about his life and try to change in the end.

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  17. I think Shakespeare wanted to depict modern society at the time and he does this through the dark story of Macbeth.

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  18. I predict that the king will cheat on his wife and his wife will get witches to put a curse on him and there will be lots of death.

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  19. I think Macbeth is about a man in Scotland and his adventures and hardships he goes through.

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  20. I think Macbeth is a tradgedy about a Scottish general who's wife is somewhat crazy and kills anyone Macbeth gets close to

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  21. I predict that the king dosent have something he wants and will do anything to get what he wants.

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  22. I think Macbeth, a famous general (inside cover of book), will be cursed by 3 witches and told a prophecy about how he will become king but will die. Based off history, I believe will kill Banquo (another general) in order to become king. However Banquo's son, will kill Macbeth. Just like how Macbeth (real life) killed Duncan I in order to become king, but was later killed by Duncan I's son, Malcolm III.

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