May 31 2014

Is she invisible?

Nope, she’s not. A change in what surrounds a person- no matter how different does not particularly shield a person from sight, just cloud them from usual life. The book ‘She is not invisible’ was given to me by Christopher Waugh~head of the London Nautical school English department as an award and yes it’s a nice book. For the pleasure of Miss Drewett I shall perform the honours of making a wonderful and (if a little pointless) book review to show that I can and have read a series of words in the holidays rather than sleeping and wasting time- as such a normal holiday goes.

To begin this review (and definitely not to try and lengthen my review a little by adding pointless information) I would like to talk about the cover of the book. The Book aesthetically jumps out at you as it has nice colours. there seem to be quite a lot of words on the front cover so that at first it is partially unclear who the Author is and what the book is called this if what I have found out: In red writing, different from all the others colours id a series of two words which I must depict as the Authors name because Marcus is a first name. I (Sherlock) then moved on to the title that was surrounded by random uplifting and encouraging words like ‘hope’ that had positive connotations <- note key word. I presumed these must have something to do with the character in the book and where they will lead her- *her because I had seen that the person on the front cover had long hair tied back and therefore must be a girl. The Font is wispy and mysterious and I like it because… I just do, it looks nice.

So for first impressions this looks like a good book. Tune in next time for when I will describe what the story in the book is actually like- till next time and goodnight…


May 21 2014

Jordan speech

  • Independent southern state
  • Honourable chair fellow delegates
  • created by league of nations

May 17 2014

Practice PEAL

Shakespeare shows the theme instability and insanity while presenting Macbeth. He does this by using the metaphorical device ‘O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! The connotations of scorpions are dangerous, poisonous and lethal, by saying his mind is full of these things he describes his own mind as poisoned and damaged which will lead him into making fatal actions. Macbeth’s brain is ‘full’ of poison which leads to the question of who diseased it in the first place? I think that Shakespeare’s authorial intention was to show that LM had been the one to disrupt Macbeth into doing what he had to do to become King.

~Act 3 scene 2


May 14 2014

‘Banquo letter’ @prop for HW

The intentions for doing the letter ‘B’ for Banquo was that we (Blert and I) thought that Banquo had been missed out for a lot of our discussions and analysis on Banquo and he has a lot of extremely important quotes. We decorated one side of the ‘B’ quite royal- showing the side at which he was friends with Macbeth, he Banquotes ‘King, Cawdor, Glamis, all’ showing what he thinks have started to become of Macbeth- power hungry and greedy. The other side has some other quotes and descriptive words about Banquo, a deeper feeling behind him (the subtle ‘It will be rain tonight’).


May 13 2014

Quiz about the Globe theatre


May 13 2014

HW Macbeth 6/5/14

Shakespeare controls our impressions of Lady Macbeth by making her have shorter, sentences that interrupt Macbeth. “LADY MACBETH

     Now.
MACBETH

     As I descended?
LADY MACBETH

Ay.”
This promotes the power imbalance between M and LM, she interrupts in the first place- which could already seem rude especially as the two are married. She uses imperative verbs that implies that she is in charge of the relationship, this has been shown through the whole play as a theme of imbalance.
This is Shakespeare’s authorial intent, to portray LM as the queen bee- Macbeth the soldier ant to change our views on the decisions that Macbeth is making. Shakespeare makes the play more interesting by doing this, it’s not ordinary and not expected for a King to be bossed around and manipulated by his wife. Shakespeare uses these devices to change the way we think about Lady Macbeth and therefore what influence she has on Macbeth in the play.