This English school year I tried my best then messed up
sometimes but now I know my mistakes and can help me in the future. Looking
back at the year I grew as a writer and improved in other areas. Everyone is at
different levels but no matter what if you put everything you can into the work
you will get the grade you deserve.
My strengths in English are reading books and collaborating
with others about the story.My
weakness in English is my process with the projects I wait until last minute or
don’t stay focused in class but I think from the beginning of the school I have
gotten better at that, also my spelling I want to work on my writing a lot more
I am very creative and I think if I really try I can have great pieces of
Going back and looking at my work Is funny also something
that all students should do because you get to change things, know what you
need to work on also remember your year. It’s funny because it’s like oh my god
I wrote that or what was I thinking if its something that you didn’t think you
would write or do. Some issues that occurred were my journal entries because my
journal entries were not organized and fully done I went back and polished my
The piece I am most proud of is my Macbeth creative. I did a
keynote with my own pictures and some from the Internet that show lady Macbeths
journey. I feel as though I did my best on this project. What I wanted to do
was make people understand her change through my own pictures and how I thought
this the picture should be and others understanding it.I worked on it whenever we had time to,
I was focused.
This portfolio will contain all the of the projects and work
done this year in 9th grade English. To me this year was ok. I feel
as though I could have done way better. Looking back at my old work I’ve seen
how far I’ve come and how much better I am now. Also from looking at these
papers over with teachers I learned a lot from my mistakes. Also while looking
back at my old projects it makes me think if I knew what I knew now my grades
would be way better.
now I can easily see my improvement I’ve become more confident knowing that I
am a better student now. Even though I am better now I still have trouble with
certain things like introductory paragraphs, conclusions and my work ethic. Those things will come sooner or later
but until then I will work with what I have.
My first paper at this school was a
Memoir called “Snapshot of My Life” In this assignment we had to tell about a
story or moment in our life that was important to us. I told about my
relationship with my sister and how her going to college brought us closer.
Snapshot of my Life
Do you have an
older sibling? If you do or don’t you should know about the love hate
relationship that brothers and sisters have. The younger one is always
annoying, the oldest one is bossy and they never get along until later. Well my
story is the same just with a more in depth perspective of what it is like and
some of the life lessons I learned from her.
As baby I loved my
sister but she didn’t always love me as much. When I sit with the family at
dinner they tell me stories about how I used to break my sister’s barbies, mess
up her board games in the middle of them and just flat out annoy her. I never
really knew as a kid that I was being annoying. I was just being a kid. On the
flipside they would tell about times when my sister would deliberately make me
cry or mad. Sometimes when they tell stories I often think about what I would
do if that happened now.
Pre teen years
weren’t the best either. At the time I had thought I was a “grown man.”
Thinking that way wasn’t the best idea for our relationship with each other.
The arguments were always over stupid things like eating each others food in
the refrigerator. It was the same thing everyday tantrums, yelling. Me and her
were like two trains on the same track, a wreck. To us it was a usual thing. I
got on her nerves she got on mine. Soon my mother decided to intervene and help
us get along. My mom told me that one day I would miss her and would regret
treating her like I did. At a young age I wasn’t trying to hear that
“foolishness” as I called it.
When I turned ten
I didn’t know but a life changing event would happen. My sister was leaving for
college. It seemed to come very fast but at the same time I didn’t really care.
As a matter of fact I was happy she was leaving. With her gone I wouldn’t have
to worry about her bossing me around, getting me in trouble and just being a
pain. To me this was a dream come true.
Freshman year was
the best. I frequently called her to see how she was doing but the
conversations weren’t long. I just wanted her to feel like I cared when I
really didn’t. I began to reminse on what my mom said to me early on but once
again flagged it off. I was only 11 and a straight A student I had nothing to
worry about. At that age all I thought about was video games and ice cream, let
alone my relationship with my sister.
rolled around pretty quickly. That was the year when I had thoughts about my
sister I was wondering was she ok. My mom sat me down and asked me did I really
miss my sister. After a long and dramatic pause (which probably only lasted a
few seconds) I broke down and said yes. All of a sudden it was like a burden
was lifted off my chest.It all
hit me I was being a jerk and had a feeling that I was being a bad brother to
he. I began to stop taking her for granted and really appreciate what I had.
Junior year was
when I was ready for my sister to come back. Unlike before, I would call her
everyday to the point where it was annoying. Now older and more mature we had
great and meaningful conversations and even hung out every once in a while.
Since I couldn’t have her at home and I still missed her I came up with a crazy
idea. I knew it was wrong but I had nothing else to lose. I started befriending
other girls in and out of school to try and take her place. But there is
nothing like the genuine relationship of a real brother and sister. They filled
the void temporarily but I just knew it wasn’t the right thing.
Senior year came
and I was now a freshman at SLA. Me and my sister were now the best of friends
and I was at the school of my dreams. Nothing in life was going wrong. She
graduated and now lives with me and my parents. We are now the complete
opposite of what we were before. I thank god everyday that I have her in my
life and when everyone else talks about how much they don’t like they’re
siblings I just laugh and think “that used to be me.”
In our English class like all other
English classes we read books. A couple of books we read were Macbeth and The
Oddessy. We were learning how to write comparison and contrast paper. So here
is mine I compared Macbeth and Oddyseus.There were some examples of how they’re paths are different and are written in different era’s. They’re leadership, willingness to fight and craftiness made them really similar. In conclusion they were more similar then different even though it was two different stories told.
Macbeth and Odysseus
Odysseus are two different leaders from two different eras. Homer wrote The
Odyssey in the Greek culture. In this culture there were a lot of gods,
demi-gods, remarkable mortals, creatures etc. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in the
English culture. In the English culture there are a lot of different dialect,
castles, kings etc. Even though Macbeth and Odysseus both leaders and great in
battle, their paths were very different in some ways.
Macbeth and Odysseus
were great warriors in battle. The outcomes of their paths were different in a
few ways. Both of them endured long journeys and changed drastically through
out the books. Macbeth went from a loving, caring and loyal man into a mean and
disloyal tyrant. Odysseus went from being a cocky and careless man to a more
thoughtful man who cared about his family. In the story Odysseus always wanted
to take the long or hard way out of things just so he could have bragging
rights. By doing this he got his men killed and made his travels longer and
harder. Macbeth, on the other hand wasn’t as cocky, he spoke with his actions.
He would make a plan and go through with it and try not to make himself known,
because if he does he might have gotten caught.
Both of them were
fierce, brave and skillfull in battle and and did not let anyone stop them to
kill another person. In some cases they killed their own men, weither on
purpose or not. Both of them also showed signs of craftiness and great skill in
battle. They were both leaders either good or bad. In the Odyssey and Macbeth
they were both kings in one point of the story. As Odysseus went on his journey
he was the leader of his men as was Macbeth. Odysseus shows craftiness when he
came up with the plan to kill the suitors. By deceiving them he was able to
kill them off easily. As he killed them he showed his skill and ruthlessness by
killing the lead suitor by shooting them in him in the neck. Also by cutting
off one of the suitors’ head. In my opinion shouldn’t have been killed. Macbeth
shows these traits in a different matter. Since Macbeth was not king, him and
his wife had to use wits in order to kill King Duncan. He also had to think
about not getting his cover blown so he killed one of his men who he thought
knew what he did. In act 1 Macbeth shows ruthlessness and bravery when he cut
an opposing warrior from the naval all the way through his head. “For brave
Macbeth – well he deserves the name – Disdained misfortune, with his brandish
steel, which smoked with bloody execution. Like valor’s minion carved out his
passage till he faced the slave...Till he unseamed him from the nave to the’
chaps and fixed his head upon battlements” Lines 13- 20 and 22-23.
This next project I will show is my ME Magazine project. It was my first English
project here at SLA. We had to make a magazine that told about us and our
interests and hobbies. My me magazine was entitles Heart, Soul, Basketball.
For every semester we must do what
is called an Independent reading project. We must choose a book to read on our
own time and do a report on it. The one I will show you is a podcast I made for
the book Hoop Dreams.HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmeBZe4EqME) is the movie.
This year we were required to keep
a journal here are some of my entries…
Why Do We Write?
I write because it is a way to get feelings off my chest
that I normally can’t. Its something about putting a pen to paper that is more
relieving than talking. Also people don’t care about your problems all the time
so writing makes it better.
How Important is it to Fit in?
To me since I am a basketball player I kind of automatically
fit in. Fitting in has never ever been a problem for me. I personally think it
isn’t that important ti fit inbut as long as you have a few good loyal friends
and family they can help you get through anything and take you anywhere.
If You Really Knew Me?
If you really knew me you would know that I hold back a lot
and can be very depressed at times. You would also know that I am silly and am
a happy guy for the most part. Also you would know about my love for
basketball, family and friends. They help me through everything. You also would
know that I never work up to my full potential because I already know I can get
all A’s if I wanted to.
Has Anyone Ever Exceeded My Expectations?
Yes plenty of times. Sometimes we make assumptions about
others and even ourselves based on what we know or have seen. You never fully
know what a person can do. Just like science there are variables which means
maybe someone is going through something causing them to perform better or
What is an Adult?
I think an adult isn’t really a person of a certain age
because they may not be mature enough. So an adult is a person who is
responsible and mature. Someone who takes care of their business and is beyond
the puberty stage of life.
My winter break was pretty good. I hung out with some of my
friends and chilled out. I ended up on punishment for the last few days but I
still had fun. I am now just waiting for this summer to come. These benchmarks are harsh and aren’t
helping my transition into high school but I’ll get over them.
My portfolio doesn’t say a lot
about the person I really can be. I feel like I could have done better and
spent more time on my work. The only issues I faced while doing this portfolio
was looking for my old work and scanning my me magazine. These problems were
easily resolved by asking for help and checking on moodle for all of my work
.When people see my work I want them to see a hard working student but this me
looking for ns I must put forward the effort to do so. My strengths are in
spelling, parts of speech, definitions etc (like when we do vocabulary.) Also I
am good at writing papers and getting to the point without adding to much
(attracting and keeping the audiences attention.) I would like to work on my
weaknesses that were stated in the first paragraph which include opening and
closing paragraphs and organization.
1.What I think the portfolio says about me
as a 9th grade English student is that I was a dedicated student
trying my best to do all my work and making a effort to turn it in on time.
When everyone see’s my work I expect them to be able to see everything I have
accomplished and am proud because I made it through the year with a effort and
determination to try my best and past 9th grade English class.
2.My strengths in English from my point of
view were to be able to do the Benchmarks and projects and do a good job. I
also had a lot of improvement since the beginning of the year, when I look back
to all my old work and the work I did at the end of the school year I can see
the difference and how much I improved on using grammar, words, and punctuation.
But not only that I have learned how to use words and learned new words that I
never knew. My weakness I would say is to be able to turn everything in on
time, and I would try my best to work on this. I have gotten good grades but
every time I turn it in late I get points deducted which affects me in many
experience that I had making this portfolio was very challenging. I learned new
ways to put things and how much work I have accomplished even though it feels
like I didn’t do that much. I am proud to be able to do half of the things I do
but to complete all of them makes me feel like I accomplish something
important. I had issues because I had things to complete and some things I
needed to tune up a little so in order to do that I came and had people read it
for me and tell me what was wrong so I was able to do the tune ups and make it
better than it was. It was good to go back into the past work, once you go back
into the old stuff you can really tell a lot about yourself. And you can see
how much you accomplished.
the piece I was most proud of must have been my story about my brother bout a
memory that we had. I think this because even though I did pretty well on it my
teacher also told me that I was the most improved. Because I would listen to
her and the things she would tell me to help me and it was pretty helpful
because it bring my grade up a lot and I got a better grade than I thought I
would get. And this story was a true story that came from the heart, so it was
hard for me to get it out my chest so I was proud I had enough strength to come
out with this story and tell everyone bout this long lost memory.
For this project we chose 10 quotes in macbeth enable to prove our thesis on one of the characters.
In the beginning of the story Lady Macbeth was a crude and mean woman who
worked along side her husband, but at the end of the story she distanced
herself from him because she felt guilty about what they had done.
Act: 1 Scene: 5 Lines: 64-65 Macbeth goes up to a Lady Macbeth to tell her that
King Duncan is coming for dinner. This is when Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth
“Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it”. What I think this
means is that to be close to the king but aim for the target when the time
comes. She believes that the easiest way to get all of the goods that the
witches told her is by killing the king and anyone in the way to take his spot
Act: 1 Scene: 3 Lines: 71-72 Lady Macbeth is convincing Macbeth to not worry
about anything that she is going to handle everything. In this quote Lady
Macbeth says “To alter favor ever is to fear leave all the rest to me”. What
she means when she says this quote is that she thinks that when you change
favor from one thing to the next might not be the best move someone cane make
cause the thing that the person has might be the best but when they try to
change it them it might mess up. Like when she started to change in the story
she started to talk her sleep because she was feeling guilty so because of this
she committed suicide.
Act: 1 Scene: 5 Line 39-43 Lady Macbeth Is aside wanting to change. She wants
to change cause she doesn’t want to be a bad person anymore she wants to do
good not bad. In this quote she says “ Come, you spirits that tend on mortal
thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe of direct
cruelty ”. What she is trying to say is that she wants to be known not as lady
that takes orders from someone special who has a word in everything. She wants
to have power like men did in those days.
Act: 1 Scene: 5 Line: 42-46 Lady Macbeth has is aside and she thinking wanting
the spirits to give her everything she wants that would make her powerful. This
is when Lady Macbeth says “Make thick my blood; Stop up th’access and passage
to remorse, that no compunctious visiting’s of nature shake my fell purpose nor
keep peace between the, effect and it”. What she means is that she wants her
blood to be thick so that no one can break her so easily and she can be
unstoppable and crude.
Act: 1 Scene: 5 Line: 46-49 Lady Macbeth is still aside begging the spirits
many things so that she can become powerful and not be a regular women who does
house chores all day. This is when Lady Macbeth says, “Come to my women’s
breasts and take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers, wherever in your
sightless substances you wait on nature’s mischief. What Lady Macbeth is trying
to say is that she wants to be filled with evil instead of what fills her in
other words she wants to be evil and powerful not full of innocents and love.
This shows that she wants to be evil and full of hatred.
Act: 1 Scene: 5 Lines: 49-53 Lady Macbeth is aside once again and she is still
asking favors from the spirits to become more powerful in her life so she could
have a word in the things going on. The quote that Lady Macbeth says is “Come
thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that keen knife see
not the wound it makes, nor heaven pep through the blanket of the dark to cry
HOLD HOLD”. The meaning of this quote is that she thinks that the blade that
they use to kill Duncan is a blade not to see the wound or heaven it is for
Duncan to die and never return again.
Act: 1 Scene: 7 Line: 55-58 Lady Macbeth tries to man handle Macbeth with her
words and with her sexual touches and feelings. This is when Lady Macbeth says
“ How tender tis to love the babe that milks me; I would, while it was smiling
in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains
out, had I sworn as you have done to this”. What she means in this quote is
that if she would have made a promise and said she would have done it even if
she loved the person or thing she would have done it if she had sworn it.
Act: 2 Scene: 2 Line: 67-68 Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth that he did
a good thing in order to become a king or ruler just play if off and act like
it never happened and that you are not guilty. This is when Lady Macbeth says,
“My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white”. What she
means by this quote is that she is in the mix with him but she is not letting
it get the best of her. This shows that she already had this planned out in her
Act: 5 Scene: 1 Line: 61-63 Lady Macbeth is sleep in her castle because she
feels guilty about convincing Macbeth to kill Duncan while he was in his sleep.
In This quote Lady Macbeth says, “Wash you hands, put on your nightgown, and
look not so pale. I tell you yet again, Duncan’s Buried. He cannot come out on
grave” What she means is that she telling Macbeth to stop being worried and
scared about being caught for the killing of Duncan.
Act: 5 Scene: 1 Line: 65-67 Lady Macbeth is sleep walking thinking about what
her and Macbeth did to Duncan feeling guilty. In this quote Lady Macbeth says,
“To bed, to bed; there’s knocking at the gate. Come, come, come, come, and give
me your hand. What’s done cannot be undone”. What she is trying to say in this
quote is that whatever they did cannot be put back so they have to face the
consequences. This showing that she is lighting up and thinks that it enough no
more has to be done. Also she is feeling guilty for what her and Macbeth had
done and for that she kills herself so they won’t find out what her and Macbeth
My conclusion is that Lady Macbeth was all mean
and stuff in the beginning of the story but then as she started to do things
that was getting to her she wanted to be the nice and innocent one and didn’t
want to get caught so she committed suicide and killed herself.
One Creative Piece
Throughout the year we created 2 creative pieces one of them being the Me Magazine. The Me Magazine is to show who i am with articles and advertisements.
For english 9 we did 2 independent reading assignments on 2 books we read outside of school.
title of the story I read was Treasure Island written by Robert Louis
Stevenson. This story was named to be the first adventure stories written
specifically for adolescents without an obvious emphasis on teaching morals.
This story was later on made into a movie, T.V show, and also into Audio and
radio. In the movie Treasure Island Orson Welles played as Long John Silver in
this story the narrator for most of this book is Jim Hawkins, he is
About 15 years old, he is the son of a
innkeeper near Bristol, which is located in
though he is young he wants to go out hunting for treasures just
all the other pirates. This man named Billy Bones who is known for a scar on
cheekpays to stay at the Jim’s inn for a
while and tells the Jim to keep a
a man that has one leg missing. But then one day as Billy takes a walk
returns and is confronted by a so called man named Black Dog. They have a
deep and harmful conversation which ends in blood and pain, but
Billy has a stroke during the battle and dies in the middle of the
When Billy dies Jim and his mother make
a plan to attempt to find
treasure that he was hiding, but then when they find the key around his
and open the chest they find only gold. But as they are going through the
chest they hear foot steps and voices outside
the inn so they head out and on
there way running Jim’s mother faints. When
she faints he drags her under a
bridge, which they hide. But then he gets
interested and pokes his head out and
can see men going into the inn and becoming
mad and irritated that Billy was
dead. So the one thing that was going through
Jim’s head is that they don’t
want Billy or the chest, they are going for
something much more bigger. But
the end of the story Jim is taken by Long John Silver to the
Treasure spot but they find out that someone
else had been there. So the men of Long John Silver think that he set them up
and they all turned against them. When this happened Dr. Livesey, Ben Gunn, and
Abraham Gray emerge from the trees, their muskets smoking. They had saved the
life of Long John Silver. He was glad to be saved but happier to find out that
hey had took the treasure and took it to a cave where it was hid from everyone
, and they were the only ones that knew where it was at. Then they all ended up
splitting the gold and having a good meal together and live happy with the gold
that they found.
have never been in a situation like this before or have ever heard someone or
seen someone go through this before. I have also never done any of these things
because it was a modern time when pirates were existing and they were the
stories of treasures that were supposedly hidden on islands. I do not relate to
this story in any way I think unless I go on a trip in search of something I
would be the one to hide and take the trip slow cause I might not know what
might be popping out. Also in one way I would be alike is the way I would help
my partners that are in need or they are not in need. I would be the team
player and not only care a bout me but about everyone that is on the trip with
us cause I would know that not only am I putting my life on the line but they
like this book a lot it was a action packed story, which they were intense
moments, and there were moments where you can image what was going on in your
head. This story was good by using imagery but it didn’t really teach a lesson
at the end. This book was mostly about learning from your mistakes. My
strengths for this book were that it was easy to read and he was sticking to
one narrator or 2 not to a lot all at once. If I would try to change something
about the story I would change that it should be more information and make more
sense of setting cause a couple of time I got lost in where the characters are
at during the time.
would recommend this book to anyone because it would be entertaining to people
in many ways because of the action and the way it was written. So yes I would
tell anyone to read this book on there spear time andhave fun enjoying it.
Every morning we got together as a class and wrote journal entries about the topic that the teacher chose.
write so that we can express our feelings and thoughts and release them into
the outside world. Also we use writing on our spare time to write down thoughts
and feelings. When you write it makes you feel much better and relaxed
afterwards. When we write it feels like a heavy weight of stress and hatred
leaves our body and we are able to continue with the day without having any problems
with anyone or anything. The point of us writing is to get our mind straight
and be stress free. People that tend to write a lot ted to become something in
the near future. There is saying that if you write down some goals on a index
card and carry it around with you it helps you remember why you are doing what
you are doing cause at the end of all that stress and pain you can look back at
the index card and say it was easy and it was a good idea to set your goal now
and when you make it to where you want you can cross off all the goals you
completed and take another index card and continue to write down more goals and
you will get far in life.
expectations put upon me by others are that people look up to me and expect me
to d well in school and also do a good job on keeping up with my school work
and grades. Also they expect me to be kind and helpful to other people that are
strangers or not. My expectations are to do well in school and also try my best
to treat others the same as other people. No they are not different in any ways
but I have some that are different as my own expectation is for me to become
something in life I think everyone has that to me.
thing that defines an adult is when they are mature and have learned the
meaning of life. When they get a job and have children and are able to pay
there own bills and pay for there own home. Also when a person is done their
education and has become something in life. You find out if your grown up is
when you start doing things like a grown up. Working, Kids, Bills everything
that an adult does in order to live a life.
I exceeded expectations was when my parents thought I was not going to play for
the basketball team. So I said you know just for saying that I am going to
prove you all wrong. So when I went to try out for the team I gave it my all
and came on the top and proved to them that I was good enough. Since that day
they won’t dare to say anything cause they know I would give it my 110%. I like
when people think I can’t do anything because it makes me feel good. Well
sounds weird but I like it cause it makes me want to prove to them that I can
do it no matter what they say. I like challenges because I would live up to the
opportunity and show people how I can do things even if they think I can’t ever
do it. I also had a time that some exceeded my expectations. It was my little
sis. He had bad grades in her school and then at the end she made it to the end
and passed the grade.
The first benchmark of
our English class was Macbeth Creative Character Development, for this project
we had to create a piece that shows one of the characters growth throughout the
book. Quotes followed by explanations of the quotes will help you understand
Thesis: Lady Macbeth was a
controlling and confident person in the beginning by the end she was a weak and
Act 1 scene 5 Lady Macbeth is by
herself talking to Macbeth even thought he is not there. Also thinking about
what is happening. King Duncan and Macbeth are coming to the house for a dinner
and she needs to get ready. (Act 1, scence 5, line 38, page 17)
Lady Macbeth has her time alone
talking and she says “ Come you sprits that tend their mortal thought unsex me
here.” What she is saying is that she is not afraid of Duncan. She wants to be
stronger then Macbeth manlier. Lady Macbeth wants evil in her to keep her
strong. Lady Macbeth is controlling she is going to do anything to succeed
finish what she wanted to do.She
wants to me able to do what she wants not be afraid or feel guilty after.
In act 1 scene 5 Lady Macbeth is
talking to Macbeth to tell him you have to be nice and innocent to the king and
the quests. Lady Macbeth in (Act 1, scene, 5, line 24) says “Look like the
innocent flower but be the serpent under it.” This means that they need to nice
to the king so they would not suspect anything that they are going to kill
Duncan. The play she is now very confident in her plan wants it done and over with,
with no problems. If they’re good at the dinner then they can proceed.
Lady Macbeth in act 1 scene 5 she
is preparing for king Duncan he is arriving at the castle any minute to have a
dinner. She doesn’t want to quit she needs to stay strong so she is able to do
the murder. (Act 1 scene 5, line 42). Aside Lady Macbeth is talking and she
says “ stop up the’ access and passage to remorse.” This quote from the play
that she says means she can’t regret this. Lady Macbeth needs to be evil,
mysterious and stay that way. In this scene is very important because this is
lady Macbeth is powerful.
Lady Macbeth in Act 1, scene 7 lady
Macbeth is talking Macbeth into killing Duncan. If Duncan dies Macbeth will be
king and she is will be queen. Lady Macbeth is doing all she can to make him go
through with this plan. (Act 1, scene 7, line 60) Lady Macbeth says, “ we fail?
But screw your courage to the sticking place and we’ll not fail.” This means
she is saying Macbeth needs to man up and do the plan. They will not fail there
is nothing to worry about.She
explains everything to him and soon he agrees with her to go through with it.
At this point lady Macbeth is feeling very confident in herself and is not
In act 2 scenes 2 Macbeth has just
killed king Duncan and is freaking out because he regrets it and feels guilty
while Lady Macbeth is covering it up there is a level of panic in the
room.(Act 2-scene2, line 35) Lady
Macbeth says “these deeds must not be thought after these ways so it will make
us mad.” This means that they not repeat this to anyone it is a secret and if
they talk about it, it will stay in their minds and drive them crazy which soon
will happen to both but Macbeth isn’t as strong as lady Macbeth, his guilt will
show more and earlier in the play. This shows Lady Macbeth will find a way to
fix everything to make sure they are not caught and that is not spoken of
again. Also lady Macbeth can put the guilt feeling aside at this point , which
Macbeth cannot do.
In act 3 scene 1 king Duncan I dead
and they are having another dinner but someone is missing. Macbeth was thinking
that Banquo was going to get suppsious or try to take his position as king.
Lady Macbeth is worried. Macbeth kills banquo (Act 3, scene 4 line 110) Lady
Macbeth says, “ You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting with most
admired disorder” The quote means that Macbeth killed banquo his close friend
to stay king. He was supposed to be at that dinner but he is not. Macbeth sees
his ghost and goes crazy then lady Macbeth is telling him he is wrong for what
he did. Soon she starts to go crazy along with him.
In Act 3, scene 4 Lady Macbeth is
talking to Macbeth and talking about how he killed Duncan because now he is
killing everyone in his way of him not becoming king.She says in (Act 3, scene 4, line 63) “ this is the
air-drawn dagger which you said led you to Duncan O theses flaws and starts.”
This quote means that what led him to kill Duncan is making him kill more and
more people. He is killing then messing up which are his flaws then he starts
over again. Lady Macbeth is trying to say stop, now her guilt isn’t showing
because she is stronger but his is now showing a lot.
In Act five scene 1 lady Macbeth is
sleep walking and is washing her hands to get the blood off from when Duncan
was killed so she is not caught. Macbeth killed Duncan and when it was done she
went and cleaned up. Lady Macbeth got blood all over her hands and could not
get it off. (Act 5, scene 1, line 53, page 84). Lady Macbeth says, “ Here’s the
smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this
little hand. Oh, oh oh!” This means the blood on lady Macbeths hands is gone
but it will she thinks its there because what she did can not be undone, in her
mind its still there and nothing will make it go away. This shows she is weak
and cannot control what is happening.
In Act five scenes 1 the gentle
woman was worried about lady Macbeth so she called a doctor. The doctor has
seen lady Macbeth sleepwalking, washing her hands for a long amount of time,
speaking to someone and the doctor is interested in what is wrong with
her.Also wants to determine why
she is doing this. Aside the gentle women and the doctor are speaking to each other.
(Act 5, scene 1, line 53, page 84). “ What a sigh is there. The heart is sorely
charged.” This quote means that Lady Macbeth is finally showing her guilt and
the truth. She wanted to kill but when it was done, in her mind she didn’t want
it to happen. It didn’t show throughout the story but at this stage in the play
Lady Macbeth did not choose to show it but in her sleep it came out. At this
point the doctor is not sure what is going to happen to her.
That shoes that she is weak towards
the end of the book.
In collusion Lady Macbeth has a
major change during this play.Seeing all the quotes and analyzing lady Macbeth through the story you
can tell she’s fine in the beginning and broke down in the end. It came back
and haunted her. Her plan did not turn out the way she wanted it to.
This portfolio is going to show how I started off and will
end as an English 1 student. At the being of the year I was still a 8th
grader turning into a 9th grader now I’m a 9th grader
turning into a 10th grader. Over this year I have grown in area’s in
literature that Ms. Dunn and Ms. Finlay have helped me with. Viewers will get
the understanding of how my work over this year has come to many different conclusions
with different Benchmarks. One strength that I have is coming up with great
idea’s to work on. One weakness I is trying to complete the project to the
point of perfection in my mind but on a grading system of exceeding
expectations.If I had the chance
to go back and re-do a project it would be the Macbeth Benchmark. The
experience with making this portfolio was great because I had a chance to see
how I use to write and how I might still might write now. Looking back at work
I did in English this year is funny because of silly mistakes like wrong words
and misspelling by one letter. The project I’m most proud of is the Macbeth
creative project because I was creative was my dancing to say what the
characters of Macbeth was saying through dance movements.
For the Q1_Benchmark
analysis a character from the story of Macbeth and give quotes that explain
your thesis of the character.
Thesis Statement – Macbeth at the beginning was a brave,
loyal strong warrior but by the end of the story he was a bloodthirsty
Act 1 scene 2, King Duncan is with the other thanes and his kinsmen talking about
how Macbeth has done a great effort.The great effort was that Macbeth reported
after killing the traitor from his kingdom and that his death was cruel.King Duncan says, “What bloody man is
that? He can report, as seemeth by his plight, of the revolt the newest state”
(Act 1, Scene 2, lines 1-3).This quote says that he was a brave and
because he killed the traitor.
Act 1 scene 2, Macbeth is just getting back from the battle and is explaining how
he has exterminated the traitor.Macbeth says, “Which smoked with
bloody execution, liked valor’s minion carved out his passage till he faced the
slave; which ne’er shook hands nor bade farewell to him till he unseamed him
from the nave to th’chaps and fixed his head upon our battlements” (Act 1, Scene 2, lines 18-22).This quote also shows how violent he
can be but in addition this quote says that he is a warrior as well.
Act 1 scene 7, Macbeth is explaining how confused about how he is feeling towards
the thoughts about murdering and or being a traitor to King Duncan.Aside, Macbeth says, “First, as I am
his kinsmen and his subject, strong both against the deed; then, as his host,
who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself”
(Act 1, Scene 7, lines 1-28).In this quote Macbeth fell into a blind
darkness of murder before he fell into temptation his loyalty to King Duncan
Act 2 scene 2, Macbeth is back from killing King Duncan.He’s feeling remorse
because he can’t clean his hands of the blood.Macbeth says, “Will all great Neptune’s
ocean washes this blood clean from my hands?” (Act 2, Scene 2, lines 63-65).This
is where Macbeth the bloodthirsty oppressor first comes to part but here
Macbeth is a remorseful kinsmen and is also freaking out because he felt as if
he was an unloyal thane
Act 2 scene 3, Donalbain and his brother just found out that his father was killed,
so him and his brother both decided to leave to stay alive and until the
founded.Donalbain says “To
Ireland I.Our separated fortune
shall keep us both the safer” (Act 2,
Scene 3, lines 136-137).This
is important because it shows how everybody is scared of Macbeth because he is
so violent that they don’t even know that he
killed King Duncan.Now he can use
his power against everybody and use fear as a defense.
Act 3 scene 1, Macbeth ability to use fear is call convincing and telling them
what they know but in a way to trick them to get them to kill Banquo, which
they are the two murderers.Macbeth says “Both of you know Banquo was your enemy” and “So is he
mine, and in such bloody distance that every minute of his being thrusts
against my near’st of life; (Act 3,
Scene 1, line 114-118). This
is important because Macbeth is showing how he can be a great ruler in his own
mind.Such as he believes that
killing is the right way to go to keep power.
Act 3 scene 4, Macbeth is talking with the other Lords around the table talk about
how Banquo isn’t there.They are
talking and have the time of their life until the ghost
of Banquo comes in.Macbeth says “Banquo,
whom we miss.Would he were here!
Enter Ghost of Banquo” (Act 3, Scene 4, lines 91-92).This quote indicates that Macbeth
killed Banquo for selfish reasons and that he lost his mind when Banquo entered
in the room as a ghost.
Act 4 scene 2, the messenger is coming to warn lady Macduff because Macbeth has
sent people to kill them.He says
leave and never comes back.The Messenger
says, “I doubt some danger does approach you nearly.If you will take a homely
man’s advice, be not found here” (Act 4,
Scene 2, lines 67-69).This
quote says that
Macbeth is something less than a warrior because a warrior never hurts the family
of the man your looking for.
Act 5 scene 5, Macbeth hears screams of women and then he ask Seyton to see what
it was and it was that Lady Mac is dead.Macbeth feels remorse but he has to prepare for battle but he can’t
think about her because of all the evil things that he has done even he knows
he is going to die in this battle.Macbeth says, “She should have died
hereafter: There would have been a time for such a word” (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17- 18), “Blow wind, come wrack, At least
we’ll die with harness on our back” (Act
5, Scene 5, lines 51-52).This
quote says that Macbeth plan has backfired on him and he thinks this has
stressed out his wife.Also he
says that we will die but with his own control.
Act 5 scene 8, Macbeth is about to go into battle and is about to die.He knows he
has nothing to live for so he is crazed and is thinking about his dead
“Why should I play the Roman fool and die on mine own sword?” (Act 5, Scene 8,lines 1-2) and “Hail, King of Scotland!” (Act 5, Scene 8, line 58).These two quotes say that
Macbeth has lost the fight to Macduff and that now Malcolm is king because Macbeth
is no longer around.This can
prove that being an evil leader can get you nowhere
– After researching in the story of Macbeth, strong feelings have supported my
thesis statement.The paragraphs
should explain why these quotes support my thesis statement. “Macbeth at the
beginning was a brave, strong warrior, which he was also loyal but by the end
of the story he was a bloodthirsty oppressor but this way of life does get you
anywhere”. As you read though the
10 quotes you will see the support of the thesis in all ways little to big
problems and that this way of life doesn’t get you anywhere.
Q2_Benchmark we had to choose an event that was amazing and or horrible about
your and write about it.
The Day A Life
Was Almost Taken
you ever seen life pass before your eyes?One typical Wednesday started off wonderfully.I had to go to school and plus I was amazed because it was
the last day for Thanksgiving break.That day went on and then my mom came and picked my sister and I up from
school.Although we would always drive on Lincoln Drive, something was different;
it either was the car in front of us or the car behind us.
days earlier it was my sister’s birthday we didn’t do anything big because Black
Friday was coming up and we would take her shopping.I believe it was my sister’s 9th or 10th
birthday and she got about four to five birthday cakes.One yellow
cake with blue, one pink cake with white, one black cake with purple, and one
rainbow cake.I was sitting there thinking back to my miniature dull
cake. My mom was pregnant at the time and I was just being me playing
football and basketball.The next
two days went on as they always did.
After the clocked hit 3:04, then we all knew that it was
time to go home and get ready to Eat, Eat, Eat and get Fat.But for me it was time to split up Thanksgiving
with my mother and my father.I
liked spending time with my dad but not slitting up a holiday that is supposed
to be spent together.So we were
driving through North Philly trying to get to Lincoln Drive.Well as we got on Lincoln Drive we
turned one corner, then another after that one, then another, then two more and
at that moment the light was green turning yellow.The car in front went through on green, we went through on
yellow and the car behind us went through on red.
“YES” “YES” “YES”
“Why are you so happy? My
“Because we have a Thanksgiving
break performance and a party today.I said.”
“Are you performing? My mom
“Yes, mom why do you think
I am so happy? I said.”
“I don’t know, maybe
because you are cooking for thanksgiving. My mom said.”
“Oh that’s really funny
mom. I said.”
that my mom told my sister and I to go get in the car so we could go to
school.We were on Lincoln Drive
driving to North Philadelphia even though I lived in Germantown.But my mom and stepdad thought we should
be more in the area of their work places.So school started and an hour passed before
anything happen; my class and I were like urgggggg, omgggggg and mannnnn, “when
is the performance going to start?”The performances started at 11:00 a.m. and ended at about
1:30 p.m., directly after the performances the school had a big party that
ended at 2:45 p.m.So for the last
nineteen minutes of school we had fun, just sitting there playing games,
talking and the 5th grade classes decide to have all of our classes
together. When that clock hit 3:04 p.m., we ran out of the classroom and ran
I asked before have you ever seen life pass before your eyes?Well with ten seconds, I will show you how
I have seen life pass before my eyes. 10….
Leaving from school, 9…. Driving to get to Lincoln Drive, 8…. Turning every
corner on Lincoln Drive, 7…. Making that yellow light, 6…. The feeling of the
car from behind us hit, 5…. The pain in and out of my body, blood from my
sisters mouth and the screaming from my sister and I screaming, 4…. My mom’s
reaction, 3…. My mom going in to pre-term labor, 2…. The ride in ambulance to
the hospital, 1…. Arriving to the hospital and hearing the doctors say my mom
may lose my baby sister.
when I said, “something was different, it either was the car in front or the
car behind us”, it was the car in back.The guy who was driving the truck was a little drunk, and alcohol and
driving don’t mix.They both had
trucks, which had looked like they were monster trucks, one with the full metal
bumper guard.So the guy in back
of us ran the red light and then without trying to stop his car, he hit us from
behind and pushed us forward, under the truck in front of us.The pain from this crash was
backbreaking pain.I was in the
back of the van, where the car hit the little trunk and the trunk crashed in to
the last row seat where I was and that chair broke in half on my back.I cried
and screamed like the soldiers who are dying in Iraq.My mom ran from the front of the car to
the back to make sure I could move and see if anything was broken.Next she checked on my sister who had
chipped her tooth and was bleeding from her nose and mouth.But the thing my mom forgot was that she was pregnant, being in a car accident and
running right after sends you it to pre-term labor.If you’re wondering where does the title “The day a life was
almost taken” fits in well, when my mom was driving and the car was pushed us
up and under the other car, the stirring wheel broke and went down to the
bottom of the car, which stop my mom from hitting her stomach and killing my
little sister Lola.While my mom
was running around checking on us she called my aunt Nikki.
“Hello. My mom said.”
“Hey girl what you doing. My
“Hurry up I just got in a car
accident. My mom said.”
“Where are you? My aunt
“I am on Lincoln Drive with
the kids and I think. My mom said.”
“What do you think? My aunt
My mom was out cold in the front seat,
the ambulance pulled up and took us to the hospital.
the hospital is where we found out that my mom almost lost her life and my
little sister’s life.My aunt
called our dad and stepdad because my sister and I had to go to our dad’s
house, and so my stepdad could stay with my mom.So for thanksgiving this year, it was suppose to be my moms
year with us but we stayed at our dad’s house for a while and then when my mom
came out of the hospital we went home.The mood of the house was like a depressed
soap opera.Thinking of
the life I had before the pain in my body.Times running around without falling because my knee decides
to give out or not even being able to play any sports in and out of school
because of fear that I may not move again with the wrong moment of my back.
the car accident I had to go to rehab to rebuild the strength of my knees and
years and years I can still fill the pain in my knee and back, it feels like
fire and unstopping bleeding.My sister had to get a plastic tooth place on top of her chipped tooth
and she had to go to rehab also.After her tooth was replaced, she found out that she can’t eat different
types of food and shouldn’t try to run as fast as she use to. My mom couldn’t
rebuild her body from the car accident because she was still pregnant.For my mom it took her longer to
recover from her pregnancy, for females who weren’t in a car accident.Even today we all have pains in our
life for me has changed; I reflect back to the times where there was fun no
pain and a lot of gain for me.But
now there is more pain then gain and a lot of things I used to be able to do I
can’t do any more.The good thing
about this story is that the value of family and life itself is priceless. This
was the telling off “The Day A Life Was Almost Taken”.
Q3_Benchmark we had to pick a character from the story of Macbeth and compare
them to another from the movie of “Where art thou brother” or another character
from a movie and or book.
50 Cent v. Odysseus
might actually have had a chance to repeat itself.In many we can connect the present day to the older
historical days.For the first
comparison the story of “The Odyssey”
to the movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin”.Although 50 cent and Odysseus are from
different places and different time periods, they deal with similar problems as
a rapper/drug dealer and a warrior/king.
from the streets of New York (NY) seeing drug dealers on each corner, pit bull
terriers and Rottweiler’s, cops and homeless people to a stoned kingdom in Ithaca with blacksmiths
selling swords, lions and tigers, soldiers and baggers.The thesis is proven right because NY to Ithaca have many
ways to sell and buy but also have pets of different
species.But in NY you die in
honor if you die by getting killed by a stray bullet or
just getting shot but in Ithaca you can die as a soldier would or you would die in
war but for both if you do a crime you get the death sentence or prison time.
Quote v. Quote
rich or Die tryin” is the name of the movie but also the quote of the movie.The quote means live life to the fullest and make something
of it or die while trying to live it. This was the
sitting point to the movie because it started off with the death of 50 cent.“Sing
in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of
contending,the wanderer, harried
for years on end,after
he plundered the strongholdon
the proud height of Troy” (Book 1, lines 1-3).To me this quote means that he saw his falls but he had to
strive on for his shipmates and make it back to Ithaca alive to become king
cent vs. Prison and Odysseus vs. War
50 cent was a drug dealer he got arrested for the containment of drugs.He want to prison for six months and he
was at war because somebody tried
to kill him and the security gave him a razor blade to kill himself.But as being
a great leader he started to write on the wall his little rhymes and in no time
everybody knew his raps in prison.Also his girlfriend at the time was by his
side in every way and she was pregnant with his son.Although Odysseus did
not go to jail but went to war in another country.He fought for his kingdom and his men (Book 3, lines
340-6).But Odysseus had a long way before getting to go home.Every time he got closer to being home
something happen and even though Odysseus was gone for twenty years Penelope
stayed loyal to her husband.Odysseus and his men were on the boat right across from Ithaca but his
men opened up the bag fall of air.This bag was opened and pushed them back to other country.In the movie with 50 cent his bag was filled
with money.His crew pulled a job
robbing a Korean shop and somebody from his crew shot him and killed him.
50 cent got shot he die but he came back to life.The doctors started to work on him and after they were done
his mouth was wired shut, his rapping
put on hold and him being a drug dealer was finished for good.Months passed by at time and his mouth
to wired.Him not even trying
to rap or do anything with his life but when his wife said, “I’m leaving and
taking our baby” he got up and unwired his mouth and started to rap.Before Odysseus could get back to
Ithaca he was pushed back to another country where he stayed another year at
because he had a woman who loved him a lot.When he was told that his men were sick, tired and wanted to
go home to be with their families, to which Odysseus responded like okay with a
feeling of “yes we do needed to get back, just wait a little longer” (Book
18, lines 443-51).
50 cent and Odysseus are from different places and different time periods, they
deal with similar problems as a rapper/drug dealer and a warrior/king.In this paper it should of have hit the
three main points I was aiming for.Point one is the Quote v. Quote, which showed the comparison between the
titled of the 50 cent movie and the first lines of “The Odyssey”.The
second point is 50 cent vs. Prison and Odysseus
vs. War this is where the comparison and differences of the main characters of
the movie and book.The third
point is the comeback for both of the characters and how they fell down but got
right back up.In all, this is how
history has had a chance to repeat itself.
For our Independent
Reading we have to read a book with then 150 pages and talk about how we liked
the book, any interesting things, what we learned and a summary of the book.
One of Us
title of the story is One
of uswritten by Anne Schraff.This book falls into a
series of stories written for the Urban Underground book series, some known
a hero Dies
in the Shadows
we meet again
very much Afraid
to Love Me
you Really Loved Me
found out about Anne Schraff and the Book.
Schraff wrote books and books about everyday life.The stories speak about
how different stages of time in life.Her books were never turned into movies but a lot
of people asked her to make movies of her books.Also the book I read is in the Urban
Underground series which isn’t the only series she has done, another series is
series, which is her earlier series.Well I couldn’t find any records of awards won
by Anne Schraff but that means her books are.
of Us was about a kid name Derrick who lived in a neighborhood like Philadelphia,
corner stores on every corner and violence.Derrick and has family was struggling
with money, so Derrick got a job at the 99¢ store.When he closed up one night he witnessed a murder in which
put him in a situation where it was life or death.Derrick went to Tubman High School where B.J Brady
went.B.J Brady shot and killed
Rafe WexFord who was a high school/college track star.Derrick was told to keep quiet or him
and his mom, dad, sister and brothers would die.So Derrick wanted to say something but was like I can’t and
then a girl started to like Derrick so it was even harder not to tell
anyone.But at the end of the
story B.J Brady dies and they had an argument about who would ever go to his
funeral and people stepped up and went to his funerals.The main characters are Derrick, Wes
and B.J Brady.Derrick was the
witness of the story and the story was about him.Wes was the owner of the 99¢ store, which he talked to
Derrick about life.B.J Brady was
the murderer and the person Derrick was scared of.The conflicted was the murder that was witness, the threat
that was said to Derrick and the reaction to the threat and the murder.So the kind would be “person vs.
person, person vs. society and person vs. self”.My favorite character is Derrick because he is scared of what
would happen and even through that he found a girl and close friend and learned
a life lesson.Also Derrick grew
as a character, something like a weak leader to a strong leader by leading the
people in his life to the right path.In the story Derrick went from getting a job for his family to getting
people to come to the funeral of a kid who lost his ways in the street of
violence and that nobody cared for.Readers should take amazement from this story but also things happen
could relate to Derrick and his friend because when everybody thought that B.J Brady
deserved nothing but his ashes being thrown in the trash.I can relate because I had to see the
good from the bad in a person. But they respected him as the kid they knew
before his drugs and violent life came a long.I have never had actually been in a part of life to say that
I have felt what Derrick felt or I haven’t had to do anything Derrick had to
view on this book is that it is a good book.One weakness is that this book isn’t
for people who wouldn’t like murder and a life of a struggling kid going
through a hard
time.One strength is that you
will come away looking at life differently or how unexpected
things are.I wouldn’t change
anything in the book because it tells a story of a
young man who was just at the wrong but right place at the wrong time.
would say if you are interested into life in different points of views this
book is for
you.If you are into moments of
shocking and spine chilling in your body this is a book
for you.Also even if your
somebody who doesn’t like books like this one, then the Anne
Schraff series is for you because she changes everything with reading in her
series.So if your bored or just
need a book to read pick up an Anne Schraff book series.
my optional piece I chose is my Me Magazine from the beginning of the year and
this Me Magazine is all about me, Who I am as a person but also who I want to
Here are some journals from the year…
Why Do We Write?
I believe we write so that we can better our skill of writing to express ourselves. If we write down what teachers say we can study for test and or just have the knowledge to share if needed. Also some people may learn better and faster because they learn by seeing.
How Important Is It To Fit In?
To me it’s not important to fit in because I rather be myself then someone I’m not and if I don’t fit in I won’t care. But since me being myself I do fit in because I dance, rap and I’m sociable. And when I don’t try to fit in there is always one person that is a he or she has something interesting about them that I am interested in.
Has Anyone Ever Exceeded Your Expectations?
A lot of people exceed expectations upon me because the way I look and the way I act. But the reason is because I am big in appearance so some may say he can handle this load or he can carry this and that. Also I acted will around people with first impressions so I am not shocked with the way they come off to me.
If You Really Knew Me…
You would know that I don’t always smile and I’m not always happy. I go through stuff all the time from small to big. Growing up I saw stuff that a child should not have seen. I heard stuff and been around stuff where I could have lose my life. Seeing my parents struggle with different things made me think about if I will ever have to go through that, and things and people who hurt my family, so behind to smile, dancing and rapping there is some angriness inside.
Throughout the year in Red English I have
progressed very much through many pieces of writing.In my following portfolio lies all my work I have
accomplished in the 9th grade. I feel that my works in my portfolio
really show who I am as a person. My writing pieces can show the audience what
I am like outside of school or kinds of books I enjoy reading. My writing can
also tell the readers what I have learned in the 9th grade English
class and what I have analyzed from the books I have read with my 9th
grade English class.
the year I have recognized my many strengths and weaknesses. Some of my strengths is that I can
really analyzing a book after I am done reading it with my class. I can
understand many aspects of the book, which allows me to complete a really great
benchmark project. I can make many
connections to the book with other texts, world events, or connections with
myself. Even though I have much strength as an English student, I also have
many weaknesses. I like everyone else make a lot of simple and easy grammar
mistakes. I sometimes have trouble noticing that I have a word spelled wrong
when I am proof reading my work. I also have a lot of trouble with tenses, and
realizing if I am writing a story in past, present, or future tense. I think
that as I grow to become a even better student of English I really want to
focus on these weaknesses and also search for other weaknesses that I have and
improve those too.
have had a great experience doing his portfolio through out the year. I remember
the feeling I had each time I completed a piece of writing. I felt really
accomplished and happy.Before I
had the feeling of accomplishment, I also had difficulties with my writing. I
usually have weaknesses on concluding my essays. However I also had lots help
with these situations. I was always able to rely on my classmates to revise my
writing and give me good feedback. If there was a time when I felt that I didn’t
receive great feedback from a classmate I went to Lit Lab and I was able to
improve my writing there.
of all my works on writing in my portfolio my favorite was definitely the
Odysseus and Harry Potter comparison. I remember I had a lot of fun writing
this essay since I really enjoyed reading Harry Potter. When I realized that I
wanted to compare Harry with Odysseus I felt that I had a perfect idea in front
of me. As I started to work on the essay and complete it I knew that I did a
great job and that my grade would not displease me. I felt extremely confident
and that is why this writing in my portfolio was my favorite.
MACBETH CHARACTER ANALYSIS: My very first project in 9th grade English was the Macbeth character analysis which focused on quotes by Lady Macbeth and how she started of in the book strong and ended up weak.
Lady Macbeth 10 Quotes
Lady Macbeth started of in the book
cold hearted, confident, greedy, and powerful person but changed to a weak and
remorseful human being.
In Act 1, scene 5, Macbeth has just
sent a letter to Lady Macbeth saying that he has been promoted, and is now
Thane of Cawdor.He also tells her
about his encounter with the three witches and he will become king. Lady
Macbeth is elated to hear this news. She is happy to know that Macbeth has been
promoted and will become king but she doubts that he has the strength of
killing Duncan in him, to become king. In her soliloquy she says to herself
“Yet do I fear nature It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” (Line 15-16
Pg. 16 ACT l.5) Lady Macbeth is saying that she thinks Macbeth has too much
kindness in him and is too weak to kill King Duncan. She is saying this to
herself, she believes that he is not capable of finding his way to becoming
king by himself. She in trying to convince herself that she will not let
Macbeth’s weakness to stop them from becoming king and queen. At this point in
the play Lady Macbeth is really selfish, and greedy, but she is not aware of
how much her greed will increase.
In Act 1, scene 5, Lady Macbeth just got
news that Macbeth is now Thane of Cawdor and will soon become king. She gets
news that Macbeth is going to come home and that King Duncan is also coming
over to stay for the night. She deeply wants Macbeth to become king as soon as
possible, it has suddenly become her obsession. But she thinks that Macbeth is
to soft to do the job, she feels that she is more capable. In her soliloquy she
says “Come to my women breasts and take my milk for gall” (Line 46-47 Pg. 17
ACT l.5) In this quote Lady Mac is saying to take out all means of kindness
from her and replace it with coldness. She is trying to make herself more
strong and stonyhearted in order to harden Macbeth as well. Lady Macbeth’s is
progressing at becoming greedier.
In Act 1, scene 5, Lady Mac continues
her soliloquy, she so badly wants Macbeth to succeed at becoming king. Lady Mac
puts all her worries behind her and her number one priority is to get Macbeth
to become king. She does not want to take any risks that will put her in danger
of not reaching her goal. As she continues her soliloquy she says “Come you
spirits that tend to my mortal thoughts, unsex me here,” (Line 39-40 Pg. 17 ACT
l.5) This quote means that she wants to do the job her self and kill Duncan
herself and play the role of the male in the house. She knows that Macbeth has
a lot of loyalty and respect for Duncan and killing him will be a huge decision
to make. Lady Macbeth wants to be the man in the family so she can go ahead and
complete the task without thinking twice like Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is still
acting cold hearted.
In Act 1, scene 5, Lady Macbeth still
continues her soliloquy filling it with more cruelty by each word. She is
loosing respect for her self as she becomes less humane by the minute. The only
thing that remains in her world is Macbeth being King. She continues to say in
her soliloquy “Make thick my blood; Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse,”
(Line 42-43 Pg. 17 ACT l.5) In this quote in the same soliloquy Lady Macbeth is
saying that she does not want to regret anything she is about to do. She feels
that if she feels remorse that will make her weak. Lady Macbeth at this point
in the book is determined to reach her goal and will loose self respect to
reach her goal.
In Act 1, scene 5, Lady Macbeth is now
trying to set an example of herself to the king. She and Macbeth are welcoming
the king to their home. Lady Macbeth is going to tell Macbeth her plan for
Macbeth to be king. Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth “Look like the innocent
flower, but be the serpent under it,” (Line 64-65 Pg. 18 ACT l.5) She says hear
to play a show for Duncan, making him think that the couple are happy that he
is at their home. Lady Macbeth wants Duncan to think that everything is all
right when his death is awaiting him. Lady Macbeth now is already planning
ahead but she has idea what the outcome will be like once Macbeth is king.
In Act 1, scene 7, Lady Macbeth is now
trying to persuade Macbeth to kill Duncan. She is going through a plan that
will successfully kill Duncan and Macbeth will not be suspected. Macbeth is
absolutely afraid of doing anything. Even though he wants to become king he is
scared of killing Duncan. She says “Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed
yourself? Hath it sleeped since?”(Line 35-36 Pg. 22 ACT l.7) Lady Macbeth thinks
Macbeth is acting stupid and insults him, calling him a coward and unworthy of
being her husband. She uses her sexuality a lot in this part of the book.
Macbeth gets mad at Lady Macbeth but continues to do what she wants. Lady
Macbeth uses his weakness to get what she wants.
In Act 2, scene 8, Lady Macbeth is now
trying to convince Macbeth that he did the right the thing by killing Duncan,
but he is feeling like he is betraying Duncan because he is really loyal to
Duncan and he was satisfied with being The Thane Of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth then
says “A foolish thought to say a sorry sight.” (Line 24 Pg. 28 ACT ll.8) This
is saying that Macbeth says he shouldn’t have killed, but Lady Macbeth says
that killing Duncan was their plan all along. Why would they not want to kill
the king? Lady Macbeth is happy that Duncan is dead, she thinks everything is
perfect. They have successfully killed Duncan without being suspected since the
guards get the blame. Lady Macbeth now feels even more confident that she is doing
the right thing but she still isn’t aware of her mistakes.
Act 2, scene 2, Duncan is now dead, and Macbeth is king. Everything is going
fine. Macbeth has made plans to kill Banquo but Lady Macbeth is unaware of
that. There have been some changes in Lady Macbeth now. She is starting to feel
weak. Macbeth talks about about Banquo and his son Fleance. Lady Macbeth
says“What to be done?” (Line 46
Pg. 47 ACT ll.2) Lady Macbeth says asks Macbeth what he has done when she says
this quote. Macbeth still hasn’t told Lady Macbeth making it a surprise for
her. Lady Macbeth does not want anymore killings. She is afraid there secrets
will come out. At this point of the book Lady Macbeth is staring to shift. She
is loosing some of her boldness.
In Act 5, scene 1, Lady Macbeth is now
sick. She is going insane and is being kept under the eye of a servant and a
doctor on Macbeth’s orders. She is starting to sleepwalk. She is so afraid of
her truth coming out that she sees what she has done in her sleep. She is talking
about what she has done without knowing that there are witnesses like the
servant and the doctor. She says “Out, damned spot! Out I say!” (Line 35 Pg. 84
Acts V.1) She is rubbing her hands together seeing the blood of King Duncan on
her hand. She desperately wants the blood to come off. She feels remorse and
the remorse is driving her to insanity. She is now fully aware of her mistakes.
In Act 5, sence 1, Lady Macbeth is
continuing to struggle. She doesn’t want anyone to see the blood on her hands.
She doesn’t know that she is imagining the blood. She is still sleepwalking
when all the drama is occuring. Lady Macbeth then says something that stuns the
audience ”Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in
him?” (Lines 38-40 Pg. 84 Act V.1) Lady Macbeth absolutely regrets killing
Duncan. She wants all proof of the killing to disappear. Meanwhile the doctor
and the servant overhear her saying this. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s secret has
now been exposed. Of course since Lady Macbeth is asleep she is unaware of
this. Soon enough her insanity leads her to suicide.
Through this timeline of ten quotes Lady
Macbeth starts of confident and full of boldness but ends up in insanity. She
thinks that she is making the correct decision but is not aware of her
consequences. Lady Macbeth’s true colors start to come out as she goes into
insanity. In this book Lady Macbeth plays a really strong character that starts
MEMOIR VIGNETTE: In the second quarter of 9th grade English I read the book Freedom Writer's with my class and wrote my own vignette/short story incorporated with figurative language.
Uh-Oh! I Broke My Fast!
UP! Stupid child! Time is running out! HURRY!”(OPENER and DIALOGUE) Mom shouted at my sleeping face almost
dragging me out of bed. I started to get used to waking up at 4:00 am instead
of 12:00 pm. It was summer, but also the last day of Ramadan, and everyone in
my family was going crazy (MAGIC THREE).
Slowly taking my time I got out of bed and headed towards the bathroom. I
splashed water into my face, I don’t really know many times I had splashed
water into my eyes for them to finally stay open. I walked out the bathroom,
still taking my time, like an old lady does when she gets out of a public
bathroom, and there are others waiting to go (MAGIC THREE and SIMILIE). All the lights in the house were turned
on and it was really bugging my eyes, I mean I thought we were suppose to save
energy here (HUMOR). As I walked
into the kitchen I smelled the cinnamon and mint from chicken curry in the air.
I sat down next to my dad on the kitchen table and started stuffing myself with
rice and delicious chicken curry. My mom looked back from washing the dishes
and said, in her unusually stern voice, “hurry up you have about four minutes
to finish eating.” (DIALOGUE) I
gasped, munched, and gulped down my food fast (MAGIC THREE and HUMOR). I hardly tasted anything I ate. During
Ramadan Muslims wake-up at sunset to eat and start off a day of fasting. As
soon as the sun is set, there is no more eating, and fasting has started (MAGIC THREE).
Feeling as fat as a pig (SIMILIE and HUMOR), I went back up the stairs to pray. Before I
started prayer, I took a shower. Everyday after eating in the morning at sunset
I would take a shower to start off my day of fasting. After I showered, I
fetched my praying mat from my messy closet and laid it out facing towards
Mecca, the direction in which Muslims all around the world pray (MAGIC THREE). I started to pray,
clearing my mind of all thoughts and only focusing on prayer. I recited parts
from the Quran in whispers, and thanked god for a pleasant month of Ramadan. I
closed the prayer. After I finished prayer, I went back to bed and I fell
asleep almost instantly.
tiring day went by like the autumn winds
(SIMILIE). I didn’t even get to sleep until my usual 12:00 pm. My family
went through preparation after preparation getting ready for tomorrow’s Eid
(Eid was the celebration for the end of Ramadan, where Muslims spend time with
family and friends eating and having fun together.) But until Eid I had to make
sure everything was in tip-top shape.
only three more hours until sunset and I could finally eat! But in order for
time to pass by, I had to do chores. The only breaks I was able to take were
for prayer.Cleaning up the house
is a pain in the eye in my case. I would rather try out for the part of a clown
in the circus (HUMOR). After
cleaning the house from head to toe my mom ordered me to go grocery shopping.
Going grocery shopping wasn’t so bad as long as I could be sneaky and buy a bag
of chips while I was at it (HUMOR).
Finding the main ingredients for traditional Bangladesh food wasn’t hard.
Mostly it was rice and a bunch of spices for the seasoning. After coming home
with my hands full of groceries I collapsed on to the coach, picking up a glass
of water from the table, and taking a big gulp (MAGIC THREE). All of a sudden my eyes went open in shock (HYPERBOLE). It wasn’t time to break my
I was more scared than I have ever been before. I
put the glass back on the table as if it was a poisonous snake (SIMILIE and HUMOR). I didn’t even
want to look at it anymore. I quickly averted my eyes across the room and saw
my mom standing with a small grin on her face.
are you smiling?! I just broke my fast and it wasn’t time to eat yet!”(DIALOGUE) I said in a shaky and
horrified voice. My mom just shook her head, smiled and walked away (MAGIC THREE). I ran back to her.
“What do I do??”(DIALOGUE) I asked
sounding like I just ran 10 miles
“Nothing, just go on like you haven’t done
anything. As long you didn’t drink water on purpose it doesn’t make a big
difference,” (DIALOGUE) she said
conscientiously (VOCABULARY). I gave
a huge sigh of relief. I felt like a great amount of weight had just been
lifted from my back (SIMILIE). I had
always thought that fasting meant not eating. Not eating until a given time.
From my mothers words I was proven wrong. I hadn’t meant to drink that glass of
water. It was an accident and that is what counts. I should have known better
than to panic and just step over mistakes that aren’t a big deal. At least I
know now not to worry about this kind of a situation in the future.
was time to eat. I ate like never before. Today’s meal was just the same as any
other. My plate was filled with all sorts of foods.Dates (a special fruit that are usually a tradition to eat
during Ramadan meals.) Lentils (a
high-protein grain that is dried and then soaked and cooked before eating) and of course chicken curry (MAGIC THREE and IMAGARY). Nothing had changed. I didn’t feel any
different than I did when I fasted yesterday or the day before. It was just a
normal last day of Ramadan. I felt accomplished. I also felt sad that Ramadan
was over but I also looked forward to next year’s Ramadan and the year after
that. Tomorrow would be Eid and there would be no more fasting and I would be
starting off the new month after Ramadan with a great start.
MYTH PROJECT: When reading the Odyssey I focused on greek characters that weren't really mentioned in the book as much. For my Myth Project I did research on Hera; goddess of Marriage.
ODYSSEUS COMPARISON: In the third quarter of English 9 after reading the Odyssey I did a compare and contrast essay on Harry Potter and Odysseus.
Odyssey vs. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
There are hundreds of stories about people always doing the impossible
and accomplishing the most incredible tasks. Some people may say it’s Hercules
or Achilles while others think the true hero is Sherlock Holmes. However Harry
Potter and the Great King Odysseus are also true heroes. On the contrary Harry
and Odysseus may be very alike on the outside, but on the inside the two
characters are a thousand miles different; Odysseus is prideful and shallow
whereas Harry is selfless, and caring.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry and his two best friends are
on the search for horcrux’s (objects that will destroy Lord Voldemort an all
time evil sorcerer) that could be anywhere in the world. In the beginning of
the book Harry pleads to Ron and Hermione not to come to the trip with him due
to the fact that there are many dangers involved. Saying this it is clear that
Harry really cares for his two best friends and would rather have him be put in
the hands of danger than them. Odysseus is merely the exact opposite. In book
12 Odysseus and his men have to make their way through the Scylla, a horrible
female sea monster. Circe of course warns Odysseus about the dangers up ahead
and it’s Odysseus’s job to make sure he and his men are going to be okay.
Instead of telling his men about the horror onward he says “friends, we’re
hardly strangers at meeting danger- and this danger is no worse than what we
faced when Cyclops penned us up in his vaulted cave with crushing force! But
even from there my courage. My presence of my mind and the tactics saved us
all” (Book 12, lines 226-230). Saying this Odysseus thought he would be able to
calm down the crewmen from
panicking. This shows that Odysseus
really doesn’t care about how his men are feeling. All he wants is their
cooperation so he can make it through Scylla and go on with telling his amazing
stories in the future. In both of these situations it comes to the matter of
what is really important: friends and crew by one’s side or pride and glory.
many ways Harry and Odysseus have proven to be different but they also have
characteristics that make them slightly alike.In Chapter 12 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are captured by Death Eater and brought over to Malfoy
Manor. Hermione is tortured brutally while Harry and Ron are locked away in an
underground cellar. When almost all hopes of survival are lost for Hermione,
Harry and Ron find ways to escape the cellar out of fury and anger together
saving Hermione. While reading his chapter it was obvious that Harry wasn’t
going to give up and let everything go down the drain. In a similar situation
in The Odyssey in Book 9 “The One-Eyed Giant’s Cave” Odysseus and his
men are all locked inside of a cave full of sheep and the only way of getting
out is if the Cyclops itself lets them out which in unlikely to happen. In
thought of panic Odysseus thinks, “what was the best way out? how could I find escape
from death for my crew, myself as well? My wits kept weaving, weaving cunning
schemes- life at stake, monstrous death staring us in the face-” (Book 9 Line
470-473). Under heavy pressure Odysseus and his men come up with a plan to hide
themselves under the sheep that the Cyclops tremendously cared for. Hiding
under the sheep’s wool they were able to leave the cave. In this chapter
Odysseus proves that he is intelligent and is determined to escape dangers.
Both Harry and Odysseus are determined to fight their way through till the end.
Even though Odysseus’s journey lasted for twenty years and Harry’s only lasted
for one, they both pushed their way till the very end.
Odysseus both complete their legendary journeys they still have not embraced peace
and freedom. After Harry has hunted down all the horcrux’s he reaches Hogwarts
finally to find the last with his two best friends, Ron and Hermione with him.
Of course he is still not left alone and finds himself at war with Voldemort
and his Death Eaters. Odysseus is in a similar situation. After finally coming
home to Ithaca with out his men who have died during the journey, he learns
that he has to face a hundred and forty suitors. “How on earth can two men
fight so many and so strong? These suitors are not just ten or twenty, they’re
far more-” (Book 16 Line 275-276).Odysseus, his son and two other loyal servants come together to fight
the empty suitors, just like Harry, Ron, and Hermione have to fight the many
Death Eaters with the help of Hogwarts teachers, The Order Of the Phoenix (A
organization of wizards who want Voldemort defeated) and qualified students.
With the help of all the people who remained loyal to Harry rather than
Voldemort, Hogwarts was able to overthrow Voldemort just like Odysseus and his
little crew vanished every last of the suitors.
and Harry have proven to be both alike and also very different. But they have
proven more than just that. Harry has proven to be caring and selfless, and
Odysseus has proven to be prideful. Harry really cares for his two friends
trying to keep them out of danger and this enabled the three friends to come
home to Hogwarts unharmed. Odysseus of course returned to Ithaca empty handed
without his crew since they died when trying to make it through Charybdis. In
conclusion Harry and Odysseus are more different than alike since Harry’s
selfless and caring personality led him and his friends to come home safely and
Odysseus’s prideful character caused him to come home alone without anyone by his
CREATIVE PIECE: Macbeth Poster
After reading Macbeth I did a creative piece on Lady Macbeth that has quotes from her changing from the beginning to the end of the book.
INDEPENDENT READING REVIEW: During the first semester of 9th grade I read the Marked and the following text is a my book review on Marked. 12-27-2010
Independent Book Review
I have chosen the book Markedbook one from the series House Of The Nightby P.C. and Kristen Cast who have a mother are mother and daughter relationship, writing The House Of The Night series together. The two authors published the book Marked in 2007. The book takes place in a boarding school called the House of the Night in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The entire series of the house of the Night was on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 63 weeks straight. The series has sold in 39 countries and over ten million copies have been sold. Marked has also been translated in German and reached #1 on the Der Spiegel (a German Weekly Magazine). The House Of The Night is a series with a total of 12 books. So far eight books have been published and fans are breathless to read more.
The protagonist in Marked is a 16-year-old teenage girl named Zoey who gets marked to become a vampyre. Zoey has no idea what to do about being marked and is now a fledging (vampyre in the process). Her human friends and her parents don’t want any relations with her. The only person Zoey can rely on is her beloved Grandma. After Grandma’s help, Zoey arrives at the House of the Night (Vampyre school). Zoey feels more at home then she has ever been. She makes many new friends Stevie Rae, Damien, Shaunee, and Erin. Zoey thinks of her mentor Neferet the High Preistess, as her own mother and Zoey feels loved. As the story goes on Zoey learns what it is like to become a fledging, she takes classes with teenagers just like her and she is familiar with the atmosphere.
As everything goes on smoothly Zoey even has a new boyfriend Erik the hottest guy at school, but also a friendly fledging who helps Zoey through out her problems. Soon enough Zoey encounters problems with Aphrodite. The antagonist in the story. Aphrodite is a stuck up bully of the school who wants to be the next High Priestess and Zoey and her new friends are now determined to make things right about Aphrodite. Zoey schemes to reveal Aphrodite’s evilness to Neferet. On a very special day Aphrodite has planned a ritual to thank all the Vampyre spirits and the goddess’s above. Zoey and her friends feel like this is the perfect time to reveal Aphrodite to Neferet.
Aphrodite feels as though she is perfect and can go through the ritual flawlessly. Unfortunately she makes mistakes during the ritual because of her clumsiness and spoils the ritual. Aphrodite feels that Zoey is the one to blame and acts disrespectfully towards Zoey only to find out that Neferet is witnessing the situation. Under Neferet’s command Zoey replaces Aphrodite and trains to become the next High Preistess. She along with her friends returns to the school from the ritual happily.
My favorite character is Stevie Rae. Even though she doesn’t take a huge role in the book like Zoey or Aphrodite she is always supporting Zoey. In the book she is looking forward to becoming Zoey’s friend and wants Zoey’s trust. She understands what Zoey is feeling like; coming to a new place totally different from a world she is used to. Zoey is able to tell Stevie Rae anything knowing that Stevie Rae won’t reveal anything to anyone. Stevie Rae is a comfort to Zoey. Another reason why I Stevie Rae is my favorite character is because she reminds me a lot of my best friend whom I can talk to about anything, I trust her to keep my thoughts to herself just Like Zoey can trust Stevie Rae.
I think that readers should take away a lot of simple lessons that the book teaches. Readers should take a way lessons about friendship, and how to reveal someone's true identity when they aren't thinking along the correct lines like Aphrodite.
I’ve never been through any of the situations Zoey has since in the real world Vampyres don’t exist, but I have felt some of the things the characters did. Zoey has always loved her mother till she remarried. After Zoey’s mom remarried she has fallen under the grip of John Heffer, now Zoey’s dad. Zoey felt as though she was being separated from her mother. I feel this when I always see my brother or sister with my mom. I feel as though I never get to spend any time with my mom just like Zoey feels like she doesn’t recognize her mom anymore. Another way I can relate to the characters in the book is Zoey and her relationship with her grandma. Zoey always runs to grandma when there is trouble. I feel like I am the same when it comes to my grandma and me. When I am in trouble and I don’t have the courage to go to my parents I can always rely on my grandma to help me out just like Zoey can count on her grandma.
I really liked the book; overall I thought it was pretty good and I can’t wait to read the next books of the series. I want to know more about Zoey and her adventures with her friends. I think one of the main strengths of the book is the way P.C and Kristen Cast made up Zoey’s character. Zoey is really strong and when she feels weak she is given support from her friends. I thought that was a really important thing of the book that I really liked. Another thing about the book I liked is Zoey and her relationships with others. I liked the way in which the authors evened out the protagonist vs. antagonists. I think one of the weaknesses of the book was probably the ending. I think it could have been written a lot better. If I were to rewrite the book I would mainly focus on that. The ending of the book happened really rapidly and was hard to understand what was going on. If the authors slowed down the pace of the events in the end of the book it would be greater.
I would definitely recommend this book to people who are on the look for a good page turning read. I think I would mostly prefer teenagers to read this book since it is a book that can teach lessons about coming of age, romance and friendship. I don’t think this is a good book for adults because there is a lot of drama in the book and I find it that teenagers would enjoy reading the book more.
FOUR JOURNAL ENTRIES: The following are my top four journals that I have written during my 9th grade English classes.
1) Why do we write? What's the point? (11-23-2010) I write so I can empty my mind of all thoughts. i write so I can think things through. I tend to be the type of person who writes when she/he has really strong emotions. I think writing calms me down at times. As I write my thoughts on to paper I feel like they are exiting my mind and are entering into the paper. I usually write this way on my own without a teacher or a parent telling me to. When I am told to write by teachers it is whole new idea. In school we write to analyze a book we just read or to get down ideas about a new experiment we're gonna do in science. Writing in school helps your ideas travel to a teacher or a classmate. It lets someone know what you are thinking.
2) Think about the Future. (12-2-2010) My future and I are scattered all over the place. At times I only think about what's gonna happen tomorrow. I feel like there is so much I want to do in the future, so many things I have in my mind that many times I lose track of them and I just let them hop all over my life timeline. Sometimes I think about what my life will be like when i go to college or when I graduate. I also think about my ideal career or what jobs I am going to be applying to. Some of my future goals have a plan for me to follow but many of goals don't have a plan for me to follow and as the future goes on I want to make that plan.
3) Winter Break! (1-4-2011) Break was ah-ma-zzzz-ing! I spent most of my time at my cousins house, so basically dinner everyday was delicious since my grandmom is the # 1 chef in my heart. I don't celebrate Christmas but I was still able to have fun and spend time with my family. I stayed up most of the nights watching movies with my little cousins. I found out that my sleeping schedule was turned upside down and that I slept during the day mostly. My best part about break was New Years Eve and fireworks! I thought it was going to be boring lie every year but it turned out pretty cool. I thought I would be on facebook waiting for the clock to tick 12 so i can make a new status. But I wasn't able to do that. My uncle asked if we wanted to see fireworks so we all jumbled into the little car. It was 17 minutes till midnight when we were in the car and we arrived just on time to see the fireworks by the time we reached Penn's Landing.
4) What is an adult? (1-25-2011) I think that a adult is someone who is responsible and knows how to handle tricky situations very smoothly. I don't think that adult has to be someone who is school smart or is at a certain age. A adult is someone who is mature regarding other factors. An adult is someone who can give one help or advice, a person who one can look up to.
In the beginning Lady Macbeth was strong, persuading woman who would do
anything to get what she wanted, but that all changes in the end when her
guilty conscious gets the best of her.
Act 1 Scene 5 in the play of Macbeth, Macbeth has just arrived home from war;
he had an encounter with weird sisters the witches. They said to him
that he would be the new Thane of Cawdor, and King. When he
told Lady Macbeth, this is when she hatches her plan to kill the King.
Lady Macbeth says to her husband, “ Look like the innocent flower but be
the serpent under it” (Act 1 scene 5 lines 64-65). What she is saying is that,
be the innocent person, but be the evil underneath it. Lady Macbeth is
thinking to herself, while talking to her husband that her plan might just
work in time. She is hoping that her persuading ways would get her what
she feels she needs.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had their “talk”, he begins to think to himself,
whether he should do the requested deed or not. A few moments into
thinking Lady Macbeth enters and says “Art thou afeard to be the same
thine own act and valor as thou art in desire?” (Act 1, scene 7, lines
39-41). Lady Macbeth is trying to say are you afraid to be the same man
you once were, or the man you wish to be? She believes that Macbeth thinks
he will act different after the deed is done. Putting her strong foot forward,
she is not letting her plan go away to fast. She needs to think of more
ways to persuade him.
2 scene 2, Lady Macbeth hears weird noises and begins to grow suspicion of what
is going on. With confusion she starts to think what could it be, she left
the daggers in plain sight so there should be no problem. Macbeth enters,
Lady Macbeth “Alack, I am afraid they have awaked and tis’ not done, th’
attempt and not the deed”. (Line 8-10). What she means is that she is
nervous with all the noise going on if he did the deed or not. She can’t
deal with the anxiety.
two bloody daggers Macbeth has announced that he has killed the king. He
also states that they may not be all dead. She takes matters into her own
hands and finish what he started. “My hands are of your color, but I shame
to wear a heart so white”, (Act 2 Scene 2, lines 67-68) Lady Macbeth says
with a panic in her voice She feels like she just did the worse thing
possible. The worse thoughts are flowing through her head. The fact that
she helped with the murder is eating up at her. She thought that’s what she
always wanted but maybe she was wrong.Lady Macbeth is preparing for the
gathering, dealing with the fact that she just murdered
Act 3 scene 4, the dinner is in action, every one is there but Banquo, no one
knows where or what happened to him. When he was ready to get his seat he
table, he realized he had seen Banquos ghost sitting in his chair. An
outrage begins, Lady Macbeth confronts him and says “This is the very
painting of your fear, this is the air drawn dagger which you said led to
Duncan.”(lines 62-64) She means, that he needs to get it together there
are guest that are present, so behave your self and act like a man. She maybe
thinks that he will show that they did something wrong or had a part to
play and blow their cover.
suitors, Macbeth, the house has become worried that Lady Macbeth is
going completely insane, they don’t know what she is capable of. The
doctor is called in, is asked to help. The Gentlewoman says to the
doctor, It is an accustomed action with her to seem thus washing her
hands. I have known her to continue for an quarter of an hour”. (Lines
27-30) The gentle woman is completely clueless about what to do with
Lady Macbeth, so she calls in reinforcements. Lady Macbeth is getting to
the point where her guiltiness, is taking over life.
Act 5 scene 1, Lady Macbeth is going around the house sleep walking, and
spilling the facts. The doctor and gentlewoman have just found out that
Macbeth is the one to blame for the death of the King, and she helped.
Washing her hands Lady Macbeth says,” Here's the smell of blood still. All
the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”. (Lines 50-52).
She believes that the blood from the daggers will forever be on her
hands, never get off. Her thoughts are making her go crazy, no one can
help. The changes that are going through her body are horrible.
this stage of the play, the doctor is trying everything in his power to help
her, nothing has worked. “This disease is beyond my practice. Yet, I have
known those, which have walked in their sleep who died holily in their
beds”, Doctor says. (Act 5 scene 1 lines 58-60). He believes that she will
never be the same, she may just be at her last few breaths/days. Lady
Macbeth can no longer take this, from being strong she went completely
Act 5 scene 8, Macbeth has heard that Lady Macbeth has passed away. He doesn’t
pay much attention, he is worried about the fight he has headed. Little
does he know that Malcolm and Macduff have planned to kill him. After
Macduff has killed Macbeth, Malcolm has become the king and announces “Of
this dead butcher and his friend like queen, who as tis thought, by self
and violent hands took her life”. He is telling everyone that Lady Macbeth
has committed suicide. Lady Macbeth was once a persuading and strong woman
who let her conscious get the best of her.
Lady Macbeth is a woman who was thought to be of strong courage
and bravery, but in the end wasn’t. The quotes above, the story relate to
us today in many ways. Shakespeare is telling us that no matter how
much you want something you shouldn’t harm others. Killing gets
you no where in life, and could also lead to your own death or a horrible
life ahead of you.
year my life changed forever. It was during the summer, around the beginning of
school. I went to visit my boyfriend not knowing what would happen minutes
later. I arrived there at normal time, twelve noon. We did the usual met up,
hug, and talk. As we were to his house, I could tell that today would not be
the same. His attitude was more happier and more mischievous. Also there was a
change in route, we were just walking through alleyways which was abnormal. My
heart was beating like a drum but I kept quiet. We finally arrived reached his
house, I was no longer comfortable in his presence but as usual I kept quiet to
see what was to happen.
While the movie
was playing we were just sitting there, talking, and laughing like old times.
Nothing out of the ordinary, but then he began to touch me more then the
normal. The feeling of uncomfortabliness came rushing back for the second time
but once again I ignored it. I thought going along with it would make it better
but it didn’t actually made it worse. After about two minutes I pushed him off,
I kept getting further and further. Honestly, that was the dumbest thing I
could have done, he groped me and threw me on the ground. Before I hit the ground
I hit the glass circular table headfirst. That didn’t stop him; it actually
made him smile and chuckle.
Once, I was on the
ground, half way unconscious there was absolutely nothing for me to do but
kick. While the beating started, I was crying like a baby without milk. After
unsuccessful attempts of getting him off me, he went to my face, but busted it
up terribly. That was just the beginning through, the worse hasn’t started yet.
After all the blood and tears the harassment began. He began to feel up my
shirt and tried to unzip my pants. Because I was barely able to walk there
wasn’t much I could to get him off me. He was just there on top of me feeling
all over me nothing I could do at that moment I just wanted to die. I started
to think the worse things ever, but the biggest thing was “rape”. His smile
that shone like the sun scared me instead of bringing me joy. As the tears were
rolling down I realized that I shouldn’t let some boy take my precious gift
from me, with all my force and might I tried to kick him. After a few attempts
I finally got him off of me.
I ran to the door
fast as lightning. I made it out the door to Godfrey but he caught up to me and
pushed me into the street, almost getting myself hit by a car. People just
walking by saying or doing nothing.The only option I had left was to fight him, so I did just that. He beat
me down once again, but one kick to his “private area”, he was done. While he
was lying on the ground, I tried to get up as fast as I could, but the fact
that I was barely able to walk made it difficult. After like three minutes I
finally got up, and sprinted to the nearest pay phone and called my best
friend. She came to my rescue.
To this day my
mother doesn’t know what happened to me that day, I am afraid to tell her due
to my past ways. She might not believe me and think that is what I wanted just
to get attention. So I decided to keep it between him and I. I never regretted
anything more than this but there is nothing I can do now. September 13 2010
will always be remembered.
Intro: This is the Odyssey compare and contrast
Laura De Jesus
is the main character from the book the Odyssey. Everett is the main character
from the movie O’ Brother Where Art Thou. While Everett and Odysseus both make
it home to their families, the way they handled their adventure is what makes
them different. Everett and Odysseus will face some hard battles and choices in
the meantime of making home but in the end of the story it makes them stronger
and better men. This adventure is life changing.
and Odysseus show some signs of similarities. Everett makes it home to his
family with the two people he came and left with Delmar and Pete, his best
friends. But it doesn’t end up as well as it seemed in the beginning. On the
other hand Odysseus has lost all his partners and friends due to his selfish
ways and disregard. Odysseus and Everett are both fathers, but neither of them
is worthy enough to be good at being a father until their final return home.
Also, Everett and Odysseus have issues with commands, they do what they think
is best for them and don’t worry about their companions or any one else.
and Odysseus have two main differences one of them is there work ethic. Everett
is an ex-convict who escaped from jail with Delmar and Pete, his two
companions. While on the other hand Odysseus is the King, and has to go to war
and fight. “What if his great father/ came from the
unknown world and drove these men/ like dead leaves through the place" Book
1, lines 145-7. (Athena goes and
tells the suitors to leave before Odysseus returns, but during the time she was
daydreaming so Telemachus says this.) But little did he
know that the war would take ten years, plus the ten extra years he added on
due to his ways. The way that Everett and Odysseus handle the work and the way
they get home is what makes them different. Odysseus gives into much
temptation, which leads to several affairs and unfaithfulness. While Everett is
lead into them but doesn't give in, the main he wants to get home to his wife
and children. In the end Odysseus isn’t so truthful to his wife about the
affairs and his ways. "Go down at once and tell the lady
Penelope/ that I am back from Pylos safe and sound" Book
16, lines 151-2 (He tells Eumaius.) This is telling Penelope his wife that he is finally
home and has arrived for good.
Everett and Odysseus both had companions on their trip, Odysseus wasn't the
best captain/leader in the world. He was selfish and only cared about himself
and what made him happy. "Hearts of
oak, did you go down/ alive into the homes of death? One visit/ finishes all men
but yourselves, twice mortal!" Book
12, lines 25-7 (This is the point in time when Odysseus is only
thinking of himself and what he wants and needs). He didn't care about what his team wanted or
needed, as long as he was happy then everything would be okay. He was a
self-centered man. While, Everett also started off that way that is not how he
ended up. (In part of the movie he thought his appearance and hair were the
most important parts of life.) After a few adventures he changed his ways,
and instead of it being all about what he wanted he took into consideration
what they needed. His appearance didn’t matter, as much to him anymore, there
were more things to worry about. Although, he did have his moments, he still
came out the bigger man.
Everett and Odysseus learned a lot in their adventures. Although they faced
difficulties returning to their families in the end it was for the best. The
difficulties that they faced like returning home and realizing who are they are
made them a better person. Everett and Odysseus learned that a lot during their
adventure but the main thing that they learned was the fact that appearance
shouldn’t matter as much as their family.