Wednesday, April 9, 2014

april 9

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. Your essay prompts
3. Macbeth: Act III (continued)

1. Please finish reading Act III and post active reading notes to your blog
2. Please determine what you need most to make progress on your Masterpiece and come in Friday 4.11 ready to discuss.

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