Archive for October, 2011

Lady Macbeth: Then and Now

Posted: October 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Then:

A little water clears us of this deed. How easy it is, then! (2.2.82-83)

Now:

What, will these hands ne’er be clean? (5.1.45)

Before, Lady Macbeth was calm, cool, and collected saying how a little water will take the guilt right off our hands, no problem.

Now, Lady Macbeth is freaking out that the blood isn’t coming off, much like Macbeth was.

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Then:

Get on your nightgown, lest occasion call us and show us to be watchers. (2.2.90-91)

Now:

Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Look not so pale. (5.1.66-67)

Before, Lady Macbeth is telling Macbeth to put on his nightgown and go to sleep so that they look to be surprised.

Later, Lady Macbeth is more commanding in her tone and maybe even a little more worried.

Got The Wrong End Of The Stick

Posted: October 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Why do bad things happen? You might be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you might have provoked it by doing something bad, or you might’ve just deserved it. The real question is, why do bad things happen to good people? You go through life, never bother anyone, never do a bad thing in your life, yet you still get bit in the butt. No one can really explain why, who knows, maybe karma got the wrong person by mistake. What we can do is react to them in the right way. When something unfair happens, don’t overreact, I know that’s easier said than done, but it’s important to always stay calm. Take what life gives you and metaphorically turn the poop you were given into gold. The true test of a man is what he does in time of adversity. When it happens to someone else, what you should offer is encouragement, sympathy, and help if needed. In Macduff’s case, I would’ve told him to not go and just lash out at Macbeth and kill him, since that would get him in jail, but to stay calm and think the situation through before doing something hasty.

Map of The Word

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

Lady Macbeth is trying to poison King Duncan in order to lead to his death in something that would create some type of horror scene.

If King Duncan were to find out that the Macbeths are trying to murder him, I could see how his face would be red with anger and he would probably want to get revenge by punishing them.

The Indirect Approach

Posted: October 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Adam wants some of Jay’s chips without making it obvious that he wants some.

Adam: Yo, what’s going on Jay?

Jay: Not much, just eating some chips.

Adam: (Eyes chips) Dang, those look pretty good!

Jay: Yeah man, you don’t even know!

Adam: So, uhh, you know I haven’t had any of those in a long time.

Jay: Well, you’re missing out.

Adam: I know, I know, I should probably change that.

Jay: Yeah.

Adam: You’re looking a little chunky today, you might be eating too much chips, you should probably share some with someone to lay off.

Jay: No, I think I’ll just exercise; these chips are too good to share.

Adam: They’re 300 calories, 100 grams of fat.

Jay: I don’t care.

Adam: I’m just saying they’re not good for you, you should hold back.

Jay: I said no.

Adam: JUST GIVE ME YOUR CHIPS!!!!!!!