Friday, April 17, 2015

april 17

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac; "Ball and Chain" by Social Distortion]

We often see chains as metaphors for entrapment (a la "The Allegory of the Cave").  But apart from things that hold us to a place or weight us down, chains can also be seen as bonds that meaningfully connect us to our identities, our families/communities, and our place in the ecosystem.  When Macbeth disrupted The Great Chain of Being by murdering Duncan, things began to go awry.  How does Macbeth's state of mind reflect Shakespeare's intended theme/tone? Please answer as if you were writing an essay on the AP exam.

1. Journal
2.  Tomorrow, tomorrow, & tomorrow... is today
3. Macbeth: Act II

1. Read Macbeth Act III & post active reading notes to your blog.
2. Comment on the purpose and meaning of Macbeth's "She should have died hereafter" soliloquy 
3. Use the weekend to catch up, review, and deepen your understanding of Macbeth and your masterpiece.  Come back Monday refreshed and prepared for next steps on both fronts. We will have Masterpiece Workshop, as well as Macbeth test & 1st essay.  Please Note: this grading period ends Friday, April 24.

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