MACBETH This is one messed-up story, y’all. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 BELLWORK • What are your ambitions? Do you consider yourself to be a particularly ambitious person? • Is ambition a good trait to have? Why or why not? THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 BELLWORK • What do you want to do after you are finished with school? Why? • What sacrifices will you have to make in order to make it happen? FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 BELLWORK Shakespeare’s Version: “No-Fear Shakespeare” Banquo: …But ‘tis strange. • But this whole thing is strange. The agents of evil often tell us part of the truth in order to lead us to our destruction. They earn our trust by telling us the truth about little things, but then they betray us when it will damage us the most. And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s In deepest consequence. (I.iii.124128) Make a text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world connection with this quotation. Explain the connection thoroughly. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 BELLWORK Passive Voice Active Voice • Many pies were eaten. • I ate many pies. • Christmas carols were sung while the feast was being prepared. • We sung as we prepared the feast. Write at least 4 sentences about your Thanksgiving Break. Label each verb as “P” or “A”. USE THE TEXT & OUR SUMMARY NOTES FOR REFERENCE: Subject Macbeth The Witches Banquo Lady Macbeth Duncan Malcolm Passive construction Active construction WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 BELLWORK Macbeth’s imagination goes into overdrive at the beginning of Act 2. Skim scenes 1 & 2 (p. 326-331). List 2 things that Macbeth imagines during these scenes. What do these reveal about his emotional/mental state? WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES POP QUIZ! MATCH THE QUOTATION WITH THE SPEAKER • “But wherefore could I not pronounce ‘Amen’?” • Lady Macbeth • “I’ll go no more. I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on’t again I dare not.” • Macbeth • “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” • “A little water clears us of this deed: How easy is it then!” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 BELLWORK RESPOND TO ONE OF THESE PROMPTS: • Have you ever had a friend whom you suspected was no longer your friend? • How would you describe Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship? • Describe the situation, and how you resolved it. • Use specific details from the story to support your description. MONDAY, DECEMBER 03 WARM-UP • Pronounce the following: • i’ th’ • Is ‘t • Whate’er TUESDAY, DECEMBER 04 BELLWORK A good king… A bad king… WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05 BELLWORK Prepare for class. You will need: • A writing utensil • Your Macbeth notes/journal Please put everything else away ANSWER ON NOTECARD: • What is your current grade in this class? • What do you want/expect your grade to be at the end of the semester? • What actions must you take to get from here to there? • Be specific (“turn in my work” “turn in my missing bellwork from Nov. 12-16”) • Use a calculator, if necessary • Keep in mind that your final exam is worth 20% of semester grade • What can I do to help you reach your goal? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 06 BELLWORK • What makes you feel rebellious? List some of the situations, attitudes, etc. that make you want to rebel against authority. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 37 2012 • Have you ever done something you wished you could undo? Write about the experience and how it felt. How did you move on?