Dear Max, this analysis is amazing! I found that your points regarding the potential motives Hecate was driven by were extremely interesting. The way that you were able to discuss the true aspects of her character in such detail was very informative- and provided tons of insight on how she was able to impact the story as a whole. You were also…[Read more]
Nicely done, love the analysis. You go into such great depth about guilt and internal thoughts of Macbeth. Macbeth is such a great example of remorse and the fear of karma that the actions he take to protect himself are show us more about his mindset and the inner workings of his psyche.
Dear Katarina I am intrigued by your analysis and recording, Macbeth: A Tale of Guilt,” because I interpreted this scene differently. I saw this scene as Macbeth proving that he is a man. When Macbeth says “Be innocent of knowledge”, I thought that Macbeth was telling LM to not worry that he (Macbeth) has everything under control, and that she (LM) doesn’t need to know his plan. I did not notice that Macbeth was in an unstable position, maybe he is just showing that on the outside but you saw his true emotions that he isn’t showing. That is why I find your analysis very interesting because it is from a different perspective than mine. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “for Macbeth to perhaps drop or throw against the ground in order to show his declining mental state after killing Duncan.” I think this is original because in the versions we watched I do not remember anyone directing this scene using this method. At first I wouldn’t have thought that this action would match the scene but after reading your analysis I realized that during this scene Macbeth is “unhinged” as you said. Another sentence that I awakened by was: ““good things of day begin to droop and drowse” reflect the murder that Macbeth commited- ridding the kingdom of a peaceful and good authoritarian figure, only to be replaced with himself” This stood out for me because I didn’t realize that is what that line meant, and I agree with you. From what it said about Duncan in the play it seems that he is a kind and loyal kind, and during his reign Scotland prospered. But after Macbeth killed Duncan it all started to go downhill. Have you seen the musical Something Rotten? https://www.rottenbroadway.com/. I thought you might be interested in this because the Broadway Musical is a comedy that combines Shakespeare, and the present. Two brothers struggle to find success in the theatrical world, but they meet someone that shows them the future of what will happen in theater, and they decide to create a show. This part is most likely related to the witches from Macbeth, and it doesn’t just use Macbeth, the show includes ideas from a wide variety of Shakespeare’s plays. The comedy follows the brothers journey to create a 20th century show while also including Shakespeare. It is a hilarious show and I recommend that if you have time to go and see it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your interpretations opened my eyes, and helped me to see a bigger picture. And I expect that your future writing will do the same.
Dear Anaee, I am really interested in your bio-essay, “Heyo!” because of how descriptive you wrote it to be! I also really like how you were able to share your experiences and ideas in such a creative way! One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I do know I like music a lot and I’m very open to listen to all types of music.” I think t…[Read more]
Dear Elena, I am really interested in your bio-essay, “Growing Up in New York,” because of how descriptive you wrote it to be! I also really like how you were able to share your experiences and ideas in such a creative way! One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I like to dance, sing, and act. I’ve been in many musicals over the yea…[Read more]
Dear Katarina I am intrigued by your bio, “Kat’s Bio,” because of some of your accomplishments. First off, you can speak 4 nearly 5 languages with very impressive. Most people can’t even speak two. I can only speak English and Spanish, so that is very impressive to me and probably most people. Additionally, something else I read in your bio that intrigues me is that you play archery. I have tried archery many times when I was at summer camp and I always found it very difficult, so that fact that you play in tournaments is very impressive. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “’I’m also quite fond of writing essays” I think this is surprising because most people despise writing essays. Since most people hate essay writing that fact that you don’t show that you are probably a good writer because it is something you enjoy. Another sentence that I found interesting was: “ I actually transferred to Harvest as a sophomore after spending one year (9th grade) at a high school called Quest to Learn High School. I really love all of the schools I went to, since I was able to meet so many amazing people!.” This stood out for me because you say you really enjoyed all you past schools, but you switched schools. This makes me wonder why but you obviously don’t need to say why. Your post reminds me of my memories from my old schools. Like you I have amazing memories from my middle school and elementary school. Whether the memories are from school, or out of school reading the section in you bio that’s about your old school reminds me of my old schools. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are clearly a great writer. Your bio was very clear and felt somewhat like a formal piece but also felt like you were talking to me about your life. This makes me look forward to seeing what you write next.
Hi Katarina, My name is Catherine and I was very impressed by your bio. You have very mature interests for your age; we’re actually around the same age. I also enjoy reading recreationally, and travelling to different places. I’ve been to a few countries including: France, Jamaica, and England. I’m really excited to be travelling to Germany with my orchestra for spring break! I’m really excited to see what you write about next.
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