Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So far...

So far, I have created my college blog... http://calpolybound.blogspot.com/ I haven't posted anything but have a list of things I want to mention as to what to do in senior year, like scholarships, applications, and deciding exactly on a college/major before I get into more detail about Cal Poly. I have also made a folder with pictures I want to use in my digital scrapbook so they are all together and I can upload them all at once and then see what I would like to add. I will need to work on those posts and have them up soon. I will also need to complete my scrapbook and think of ways that I can spice it up and make it more interesting. I would like for it to have a lot of memories. My college blog will benefit anyone in high school who is interested in going to college. They will see what it takes, get my advice, and get a sense of the school as well as life at college. My scrapbook will be a place for both myself and others to view my high school and life experiences up to this point. It will be nice to have a record of everything and be able to look back and reminisce. Also having it online will make it easily accessible to family and friends who are interested.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Life after the AP

-My goal is to create a college orientation blog that will help others through the deciding process of senior year. I will also create a 'scrapbook 2.0' to include on it.
-I will need to create the blog and use the internet as well as personal experience to share my story and ideas. I will also include pictures and video to help support my information on life and college.
-First i will create the blog and begin posting about the decision process of where to apply and attend school as well as how to manage your time. Discussing senior year, I will also post my scrapbook before going into direct information on my school, calpoly.
-In order to present, I will display my blog over the projector.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Macbeth Essay Prompts

Unlike the novelist, the writer of a play does not use his own voice and only rarely uses a narrator's voice to guide the audience's responses to character and action. Select a play you have read and write an essay in which you explain the techniques the playwright uses to guide his audience's respnses to the central characters and the action. You might consider the effect on the audience of things like setting, the use of comparable and contrasting characters, and the characters' responses to each other. Support your argument with specific references to the play. Do not give a plot summary. The conflict created when the will of an individual opposes the will of the majority is the recurring theme of many novels, plays, and essays. Select the work of an essayist who is in opposition to his or her society; or, from a work of recognized literary merit, select a fictional character who is in opposition to his or her society. In a critical essay analyze the conflict and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both the individual and the society. Do not summarize the plot or action of the work you choose. Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of recognizedliterary merit who might, on the basis of the character’s actions alone, beconsidered evil or immoral. In a well-organized essay, explain both how and whythe full presentation of the character in the work makes us react more sympathetically than we otherwise might. Avoid plot summary.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Plan

The AP test is coming up very quickly, and I need to be prepared. In order to do this I will focus first on memorizing the lit terms. I know a lot of them but there are also many that continue to give me problems. The lit terms will help me with the multiple choice portion of the test as well as the essay portion. Next I will go over my previous essays and the review the critique I have received on them so I am aware of what I need to do differently. I will also go over my previous literature analysis as well as those of other people so I have a sense of many different books. This will help me in the essay portion of the test.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Macbeth Lecture Notes (continued)

Macbeth as King (continued)
-Macbeth cares less about killing others than he does about his own happiness
-killing becomes an addiction: he decides to kill Banquo and Fleance because he needs to kill, not because they are suspicious of what he has done
-Act 3, Scene 3, Lines 37-41
-Macbeth prays that God woudl remove all his human feelings so that he becomes dehumanized and is comfortable with killing
-This prayer comes true
-Macbeth is a killing machine that neither feels or thinks
-Macbeth has no more joy and doesn't care when his wife dies (act 5, scene 3)
-Macbeth uses the prophecy that he will become the Thane of Cawdor, (which comes true) to believe and prove that the witches are truthful
-There is no conclusion as to what happens to the witches

She should have died hereafter;

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Macbeth Lecture Notes

Macbeth tells the rise and fall of a great man
-he does not share his inner feelings
-the only humor could be found in the scene with the porter
-he is Shakespeare's most compelling character
-he has a tragic, critical flaw that leads to his demise
-fierce warrior, man of courage, honor, and growth, becomes alone and isolated
-loss of everything signifies his disintegration which was brought upon himself with no agent conspiracing against him
-he accelerates the process by trying to fix his insecurities
-his decision making is relate able

Murder of Duncan
-surface looks like a simple morality problem because of an ambitious drive
-Macbeth desires to be king (Act 1, Scene 7, lines 25-28)
-He does't question the prophecy because it may perhaps be responding to his innermost desires (Act 2, Scene 7, Line 49)
-Desire of being the king versus the actions it takes to become king torment him
-Macbeth is not hypocritical, he knows the cost is high, he doesn't evade issues and he has a sense of right and wrong
-killing Duncan kills every community belief
-Royalty does not seem worth it to Banquo, but obsesses and consumes Macbeth
-Lady Macbeth is an evil impulse and tool of destruction who taunts her husband; she has no conscious and amplifies Macbeth's desires
-animus: male psychology; anima-female psychology
-Macbeth never is entirely sure of killing
-He sees the dagger and has complete horror of what he will do although it pulls him towards killing
-He is reluctant but moving forward anyway
-After killing Duncan Macbeth is consumed with regret

Macbeth as King
-His tragic flaw becomes most evident and a slippery slope is evident
-least heroic of all tragic heroes (mass murderer)
-horrible determination; singularity of purpose
-heroic quality: won't compromise through overwhelming fear
-obsessed with removing inner torment
-Lady Macbeth's conscious eats her alive, all the way to suicide
-She has a lack of inner will to resolve feelings, the inability to separate herself from human nature, and is overcome with guilt (Duncan looks like her father)
-Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's relationship quickly falls apart beginning right before the coronation
-Macbeth procedes alone, both of them dealing with murder in separate ways