Friday, February 8, 2013

All Boys, All Blogged: February 11, 2013

Focus: What does it mean to lead a noble life?  What does it mean to have a noble death?

"It is his capacity for self-scrutiny that makes Macbeth a worthy tragic subject. He never lies to himself about the nature of his deed, never rationalizes to justify his actions.  Aware that he doomed, he pursues his damnation headlong to his own destruction."  (Norrie Epstein)

1. Warm-up: 10-minutes of responding to the focus question

2. Interpreting the film version of Act 5, scene 1

          What, specifically, is Lady Macbeth having nightmares about in this scene?
          Find two things she says or does that are symbolic, and argue what they symbolize.
          How has Lady Macbeth changed throughout the play?

3. Battling out the rest of Act 5!

          Which characters are the most noble and how?  Which are the least noble and how?
          Which characters die nobly and how?  Which die ignobly and how? 

HW:
1. Final versions of your word traces are due Wednesday at the latest.  Remember that you should have at least eight entries.
2. Read your banned book.
3. Complete the front and back of the first page of your new green grammar packet.

31 comments:

  1. To live and lead a noble life means that you have lived a good truthful life and have no regrets.

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    1. And to have lived a noble death is to have done all that you wanted in your life.

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  2. A noble life is more of a lifestyle, and not just something that you just pick up. A noble lifestyle includes giving everybody the respect they deserve. When a person is noble, that person is truthful to himself and the people around him. When you die a noble death, you die without regrets and people respect you for how you handled the situation in which you were put in.

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  3. @Leclaire
    I think that leading a noble life means that the subject must do good and be selfless or helps the community. To have a noble death i think the subject must have been selfless and helpful to their peers. To have a noble death you don't have to be king or a warrior, you just have to want to do good for your people.
    -Matt Myers.

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  4. To live a noble life, you have to live like you were dying. You have to have no regrets about the things you do, or have any second thoughts. To have a noble death means you would have to die not regretting anything that you had done.

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  5. A noble man is a trustworthy individual who is always looking at two sides of a situation. He lives honestly and can gain almost anyones trust. To die a noble death means that it was a honest death. Nothing bad came from it and it was honorable.

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  6. Someone who lives a noble life will not lie and always be trustful. Also living a noble life means you have no regrets. If you have a noble death, you die in honor and you die guarding something or peacefully.

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  7. to lead a noble life to me is to be courageous, cunning, love what he has and not coveting things he does not. he loves his family and always does what is right. he runs his life according to basic values like love others, accountability, hard work, dedication, and many others. to have a noble death is to die leaving behind a legacy and people who miss you. when you die for others, or for a bigger cause than your self. these are also noble things.

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  8. To lead a noble life means that you always went by your word and did not have people wondering if they could believe you. Having a noble death is when you still go by your word even if you are going to be killed because of it.

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  9. To live a noble life means to live up to your word. Someone who lives a noble life will always have a noble death. This is because the nobleness they have is a very powerful trait and can always stay with someone even after death.

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  10. A noble life usually consists of entering the belly of the whale and coming out better than before. Which means you live your life doing the right deed in just about every situation. A noble death means you don't come out of the belly of the whale. This usual consists of someone trying to do a miraculous deed or sacrifice themselves for the better of everyone else.

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  11. To lead a noble life means to live truthful to yourself and others. Being noble is being honorable, which is always owning up to your actions. To have a noble death, no matter what kind of life you had, is to not cower from death, but instead see death as the next part of life. I think that leading a noble life will eventually lead to a noble death because one who stays truthful in life will stay equally truthful in death as well.

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  12. A noble life is when you live well. You don't do bad but if you do then you get forgiveness. A noble death is when you die for a good cause such as a humanitarian efforts or being a missionary.

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  13. To lead a noble life means to be respected during life. Anyone who gains the respect of many people during life is noble. To have a noble death is to die in a way that is respectable. To die respectfully means to do something with your death. For example, someone who dies bravely in battle trying to save his country has a more noble death than someone who dies in prison because they committed a terrible crime.

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  14. To have a noble life means to live proud. Be aware of mistakes and dont hide them. It is someone who is respected by lots of people. To have a noble death is when you die with living life to the fullest having no regrets.

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  16. To live a noble life means to live everyday as if there were no tomorrow. Finish what you started with no regrets. To have a noble death means that when you die you made people happy with what you did and will live on.

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  17. A noble life can be defined as living not only for your own well being, but the well being of others as well. A noble person will sacrifice himself for what he believes in and will mostly do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals. My idea of a noble death is when someone dies for a cause they believe in. Not necesarily necessarily a good or bad cause just whatever they believed in. Whether it's religion, for your country, or defending your family. When someone dies nobly they do not necessarily have to be murdered but they do have to die knowing they didn't lie to themselves.

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  18. To lead a noble life means that you lived your life as a good person and that you did everything you could do to help the world. Leading a noble life means that you do everything that you could do to help other people and not yourself so you're not selfish. To have a noble death means that you did something brave or heroic when you died like for example if you saved another persons life and died for it that would be considered a noble death. Having a noble death doesn't mean you had to be good for your whole life it just means that what you did in the action of your death was noble or heroic.

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  19. To have a noble life you have to be honest and brave. Though you do not have to be the greatest man you can still have the noble life. To have a noble death is to die for what you believe in, without any regrets.

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  20. To lead a noble life is to do everything honestly and meaningful. To have a noble death is to die for a good meaningful reason that helps somebody.

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  21. My definition of noble is someone who is brave truthful and also honorable and doesn't cheat to get the better life they work hard and they don't just take the lazy way and they choose to do whats right and they help those in need Macbeth not noble he lied and he cheated his way to king and he will die inobly.

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  22. To live a noble life you must be respected and be someone who people look up to and want to be like. they are also looking at how they can make things better for people.

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  23. Living a noble life means that you are an honest man and are respected because you do not commit crimes. Everyone can trust a noble man to lead nations and kingdoms. People that live noble lives do not just show that they are noble to a few people and for a short time. It is an on going action that is not done on purpose. A noble death is where a noble man dies or when a person sacrafices themselves for others or has a heroic death.

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  24. Being noble is characterized as exalted moral or mental character or excellence. I believe that you must possess certain traits and objects to live a noble life. You must be honorable, truthful, and be proper. You must also be a higher social class too, because I have always pictured nobles as rich and powerful people. You do not have to live a noble life to have a noble death. In order to have a noble death you must die doing something you love or something you have been working on your whole life. If it is doing something sinister like murdering people, then it would not be considered noble.

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  25. I think that leading a noble life means that, the person must think highly of themselves and are selfless. Living a noble life is also doing good deeds without the intent to better ones self in anyway.

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  26. Dictionary.com describes noble as one shows exalted moral or mental character or excellence. Doing what's right at all costs is what it means to lead a noble life. You have to see both sides of the issue and determine the outcomes of both. You then have to weigh your options and do what you deem right. To lead a noble life, you have to act selflessly and put your health on the line in order to achieve what is morally correct. A noble death is different. You don't have to live a noble life to have a noble death. You could be a bad person your whole life and go against your morals and society's, but in the end you do what is right and it leads to your death. You could be a soldier with a troubled past, but you use your body to save your team. You could be someone who just does what is right that leads to their end. You could also have a noble life and a noble death but being noble and doing what is right no matter the cost is the true definition of nobility.

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  27. I think that what it means to lead noble life is that you are happy and honorable. What i mean by honorable is that you live your life with discipline and respect. What it means to have a noble death is to die doing something you strongly believe in or doing a courageous act.

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  28. To live a noble life is to live with passion and meaning in each action you do. Macbeth leads a noble life because he accepts that he has done each thing with purpose and never looks back and wishes he didn't do something. He works with what he is given and doesn't try to change the past. To die a noble death is to die knowing you worked for the best life possible and have no regrets to what you did.

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  29. To live a noble life, or to live a life worth living. As the Lexus commercial states, "One day your life will flash before your eyes, make it worth watching." This could be used as a sound procedure to live a noble life. This means that One would also die as noble as possible.

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  30. I believe that leading a noble life is living a selfless life that consists of unnecessary acts of kindness. A noble life may consist of suffering that some selfish people may not have to go through, but eventually your nobility pays off. Thats where a noble death comes in. I think a noble death is a peaceful, rewarding death without any regrets because of your noble lifestyle. One who is selfish will have regrets and will not be able to have the luxury of a noble death.

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