Friday, September 29, 2006

LOF connections to Macbeth

Macbeth declares an impassioned phrase when he feels that he is caught in all the turmoil he has created. He says, "It will have blood they say. Blood will have blood... (Act 3). What did Macbeth mean? How does this ring true for Macbeth? How does this also connect to the situtation Jack and Rlaph find themselves in Lord of the Flies.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Act 4 questions

Post your questions that you are asking over our reading of Act 4. Make sure to answer other's questions and clarify or use examples to support what you are saying.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

LOF question ch 7-8 p.2

Consider the two main characters of Jack and Ralph. How are they similar and yet so different? What makes each so obsessed with being chief? why does Ralph feel the need to continue to hold onto the power and Jack so insistant that he become chief inspite of Ralph being elected? Evaluate their leadership styles.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Act 3 Questions

Continue the coversation with the questions you have over Act 3 that we have not answered in class.

Friday, September 15, 2006

LOF question period 2

What are some examples of relationships between the characters? What is the building block of these relationships and what is breaking them apart? Describe an instance when you had a relationship with a friend that fell apart. Why did it fall apart? Can you personally connect to what is happening to the boys on the island.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Act 2 questions continued...

List your questions that we did not finish discussing over Act 2 and help each other understand. Let's be a collaborative force to help each other gain knowledge and understanding!

Friday, September 08, 2006


After reading the first act of Macbeth as well as the first few chapters of Golding's Lord of the Flies, what do you see as the role of evil? Where have you seen connections in the emergence of evil in these two works of literature? Can you also draw any parallels to what is going on in our world today?

On a separate note, post any questions you need answered and help each other along. Make sure to use good blogging strategies!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Phony Faces

Think of a person you know who acts one way when he or she is with a group of people, but acts very differently when you’re with him or her in private. Describe how this person acts in public or private, and explain why you think he or she wears such a mask sometimes- why not be yourself at all times?

Act one contains many quotes that address the idea of false appearances. Find two quotes, put them into your own words, and explain how they relate to the theme of appearance v. reality.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Macbeth Act One Powerful Questions

In the comment feature, post TWO of your best questions about Act 1. Try not to repeat other's questions (this means you need to read other's comments first before you comment yourself). We will use these questions as the basis for our class discussion tomorrow to review for our quiz. Ask powerful questions!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Lord of the Flies ch.1

Since we are running out of time in class to discuss Lord Of the Flies, I stole an idea from Moritz's class where they are discussing the novel online. So in the spirit of creating great discussion amongst my two classes, I want you to discuss with one another what you think of LOF so far? What are your initial impressions? What questions do you have? Can you help to answer one another's questions? Talk to me people!