Act III favourites

•March 9, 2010 • 1 Comment

Explain in your view, what is the most striking image or line from Act III of Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

In my opinion, the most striking scene from Act III occurs during scene iv after the murder of Macbeth’s friend, Banquo. This imagery occurs during the Banquet scene, where Macbeth, while proposing a toast to his friends, Banquo’s bloodied corpse shows up and Macbeth was the only person who could see Banquo’s ghost.

I think this is the most striking scene from Act III because it is a very important scene, after this scene, people are start to suspect Macbeth of killing Duncan and Banquo, I also find it amusing how Macbeth actually “accidentally” proposes another toast for Banquo causing the ghost of Banquo to reappear again!


Citizen’s responsibilities

•February 1, 2010 • 1 Comment

Are a citizen’s first responsibilities to family, political leader, or country? Explain. Would assassination or civil war ever be a justifiable response to tyranny? What would you do if the leader of your country became a vicious tyrant?

A citizen’s first responsibilities is to his country, by its very definition a Citizen is a recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth. So in my opinion, if a citizen’s first responsiblities was not to his/her country, then he/she would be in dereliction of duty as a citizen of that country.

I believe that assassination or civil war would be justifiable to tyranny, for example before and during world war two there have been 42 different attempts on Adolf Hitler’s life, if just one of those attempts had worked, history as we know would’ve been very different today.

If the leader of my country became a vicious tyrant, I would support anything to take him/her out of power, from assassination to war, in my opinion, as a long as I’m a citizen of that country my loyalty is to my country.

Act II Favourites

•January 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Explain in your view, what is the most striking image or line from Act II of Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

In my view, I believe that the most striking image from Act II of Macbeth is in the monologue from Act II Scene i while Macbeth was thinking whether or not to perform the deed, from line 40 to 68, Is this a dagger I see before me?…Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives. This monologue performed by Macbeth is very significant, where he hallucinates that there is a dagger in front of him leading him towards King Duncan.

This image gives off a very mysterious tone to me because I think that this hallucination was somehow caused by the witches to alter Macbeth’s personality and way of thinking

Getting what you want

•January 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Recall a time when nothing else mattered but achieving your desire or goal. Did you ultimately succeed or fail? How did you feel about what happened?

When I was around 9 years old, I was fixated on getting an air soft gun. However, I did not have enough money to buy one, to me, nothing else mattered than getting an air soft gun, I did almost anything I could to save money to buy one, from not eating at lunch to even stealing! I ended up getting caught by another student while trying to take his money, it was really shameful for my family and me and I ultimately regret doing it. Even though it was shameful, I am quite happy that I was caught, at that time I thought my life was over! Lucky for the school, the student and his family was able to forgive and forget about the whole matter, and I was given a second chance

Act I Favourites

•January 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Explain in your view, what is the most striking image or line from Act I of Shakespeare’s Macbeth?

In my opinion, I believe that the most striking line from Act I of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, is in Act I scene i where the three witches all chant at the same time “Fair is foul and foul is fair” .

For me, this line gave off a very mysterious and eerie tone, breaking the tension in the air. It also gave me a little suspense, because to me,it seemed like a sign of foreshadowing for things to come later on in the play.


•January 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment