Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My progress!

I am making a scrapbook for my graduation in a slideshow format so I could add music to it. So far I have an 8 minute show with a few songs on it. I am using 100 years from Five for Fighting and The graduation Song by Vitamin C. My graduation party is for myself, Briana Derr, Rylee Birdsall, and Desiree Coles. We have been best friends since we were young so I wanted to put all of our pictures together (old and new) and create a memory that we will always have with us! I love this project.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

"A Reflection on Unstructured Learning"

This article made me think about subliminal messages and reading between the lines. This guy was so wrapped up in his everyday life that he was ignoring what was right in front of his nose. It also made me think that everything happens for a reason. When he earned the name Night Owl it clicked and helped him with what he was intending to do all along. This relates to us as students because we are so tuned in to studying and getting good grades that we miss out on the things that really matter.


This whole year, and actually all my life, has been preparing me for this moment and this time in my life. From this point forward I plan on studying the AP tests for this class as well as the other AP tests I am taking. I have looked at the test that has the answers along with it so I can track how I'm doing as I go. I have also been working on scholarships because I need to get those done. This week I plan on putting 75% of my time towards studying for the AP tests and the other 25% of the time to other schoolwork, homework, etc.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Soliloquy Video!

Macbeth Test Corrected

1. Macbeth won the respect of King Duncan by
A. slaying the traitor Macdonwald.
B. serving as a gracious host for his king.
C. not pleading for advancement.

2. King Duncan rewarded Macbeth by dubbing him
A. the Earl of Sinel.
B. the Thane of Cawdor him.
C. Bellona's bridegroom.

3. In addressing Banquo, the witches called him which of these?
"Lesser than Macbeth, and greater." (I)
"Not so happy as Macbeth, yet much happier." (II)
"A future father of kings." (III)
A. I and II
B. I and III
C. I, II, and III

4. When Macbeth said, "Two truths are told / As happy prologues" he was referring to
A. his titles of Glamis and Cawdor.
B. the victories against the kerns and gallowglasses.
C. the predictions made to Banquo and to himself.

5. "Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it" is a reference to
A. the traitorous Thane of Cawdor.
B. Banquo's son, Fleance.
C. Duncan's son, Donalbain.

6. Duncan's statement, "I have begun to plant thee and will labour / To make thee full of growing" is an example of
A. a simile.
B. a metaphor.
C. personification.

7. Lady Macbeth characterizes her husband as being
A. "the glass of fashion and the mould of form."
B. "too full of the milk of human kindness."
C. "a cannon overcharg'd with a double crack."

8. When Macbeth agonizes over the possible killing of the king, which of these does he say?
"He is my house guest; I should protect him." (I)
"Duncan's virtues will "plead like angels" " (II)
"I am his kinsman and his subject" (III)
A. I and III
B. II and III
C. I, II, and III

9. Macbeth's statement to his wife, "Bring forth men-children only" signifies that he
A. is proud of his wife's transformation.
B. is concerned over the succession to the throne.
C. has accepted the challenge to slay the king.

10. As part of the plan to kill the king, Lady Macbeth would
A. get the chamberlains drunk.
B. smear Duncan's face with blood.
C. arrange an alibi for Macbeth.

11. Trace Macbeth's transformation from a good man to an evil man.
Other people saw MAcbeth in the highest regards in the beginning of the play.  His power slowly corrupts him and turns his admirable character into a hated one.
12. What motivates Macbeth to take the evil path he chooses?
Macbeth wanted to be KING! His thoughts are to kill the current king because he knows he is next in line.
13. What influence do the witches have on Macbeth?
The question his manhood and are the underlying reason Macbeth turns evil.. they put the evil thoughts in his head and let them brew. 
14. Contrast Macbeth's response to the witches' predictions with Banquo's.
Macbeth is fearful and we learn that from Banquo. Banquo becomes skeptical when the idea of becoming king is bestowed in Macbeth.
15. Describe the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Trace how it changes over the course of the play.
The first treat each other as equals. The respect each other and love each other. Once Duncan is killed, Lady M is no longer needed and this causes her to go crazy.

1. "Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight?" is a reference to the
A. ghost of Banquo.
B. dagger.
C. bubbling cauldron.

2. Lady Macbeth confessed that she would have killed King Duncan herself except for the fact that
A. she couldn't gain easy access to his bedchamber
B. he looked like her father
C. one of Duncan's guards spied her on the to stairway

3. Shakespeare introduced the Porter in order to
A. allow Macduff to gain admission to the castle.
B. remind the audience of the Witches' prophecies.
C. provide comic relief.

4. Malcolm and Donalbain flee after the murder
A. because they fear the daggers in men's smiles.
B. in order to join Macduff in England.
C. lest they be blamed for it.

5. Macbeth arranges for Banquo's death by telling the hired killers that
A. Banquo had thwarted their careers.
B. if they fail, they will pay with their own lives.
C. he will eradicate all records of their previous crimes.

6. Macbeth startles his dinner guests by
A. conversing with the Ghost of Banquo
B. attempting to wash the blood from his hands
C. saying to Lady Macbeth that, "Murder will out."

7. The Witches threw into the cauldron
"Eye of bat and tongue of frog"(I)
"Wool of bat and tongue of dog" (II)
"Fang of snake and eagle's glare" (III)
A. I and II
B. I and III
C. II and III

8. The three apparitions which appeared to Macbeth were
An armed head. (I)
A child with a crown. (II)
A bloody child (III)
A. I and II
B. II and III
C. I, II, and III

9. In Act IV, Malcolm is at first lukewarm toward Macduff because he
A. wasn't prepared to overthrow Macbeth.
B. suspects a trick.
C. wasn't worthy of becoming king, in his opinion.

10. Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane when
A. the witches rendezvous with Macbeth.
B. the camouflaged soldiers make their advance.
C. Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to stand and fight.

11. What is the significance of the line "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" (I, i, 10)?
This foreshadows the confusion and complexity of the play. 
12. How does Macbeth function as a morality play?
The battle between good and evil
13. How does Shakespeare use the technique of dramatic irony in Macbeth?
When Duncan walks into the castle he doesn't know he is going to be killed and this is ironic for us because we know.
14. How does Lady Macbeth overcome her husband's resistance to the idea of killing King Duncan?
She questions his manhood and puts him down as a person. 
15. Contrast Macduff's response to the news of his wife's and children's deaths with Macbeth's response to being told Lady Macbeth is dead
Macduff feels pain and shock. Macbeth on the other hand seems not to care and nonchalant about it. 

Macbeth Notes Part 2

Lady Macbeth 

Loses her common sense and goes crazy towards the end.

Macbeth represents a tragic hero because he had to overcome challenges and show his strength

Lady Macbeth represents the pressure that was put on Macbeth and that eventually kills her

Before the banquet Macbeth wants to kill Banquo but fails to tell Lady M.

Macbeth and Lady M. are living two different lifestyles...

Macbeth proceeds to kill Banquo's family

Lady M. represents pure evil, pure desire... she will kill anyone and has a dark heart that she tries to bestow upon Macbeth

The Witches

They represent inevitable fate!

Wants to make sure we never forget the evil intent...

The witches represent prophecies 

"The witches want to torment people."

The witches are a symbol of a story that Macbeth believes in

The witches only show up every now and then and appear to be very mysterious


"Shakespeare's most compelling characters"

Macbeth is a TRAGIC character! (as said above about tragic hero)

Everyone sees Macbeth in the brightest light and he can do no wrong..

In the end Macbeth loses his ambition for how great he can become and ends up all alone