8th October 2017

Reading Log

  1. Macbeth (extended text)

‘Macbeth’ written by Shakespeare is a play that is placed in the drama genre. The play Macbeth is about a honorable soldier that fought for his country Scotland who soon after became corrupt because of his own insecurity’s plus the influence of his wife and his interpretation of the prophecies.

Through out this play there is a constant theme of insecurity. This is showed in many parts of the play by Macbeth for example when Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth into killing King Duncan who was the king of Scotland before Macbeth. Macbeth bought in to Lady Macbeth’s persuasian Of “what beast was’t then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it then you were a man”. What she does is question is manhood which is considered a very bad insult she could say to him. Macbeth’s insecurity’s allowed this to effect him and wanted to prove that he was a ‘man’ or wasn’t a coward.

This theme of insecurity carry’s on through out the play by many characters ever Lady Macbeth who ends up killing her self which is weird because she was considered ‘tough’. To conclude I believe that Macbeth was a very insecure man even after his victory in battle against Ireland and Norway with Banquo. He was weak in the head which made him go on his big killing spree.

  1. Lord Of The Flies (extended text)






  1. The Note Book (film)

The NoteBook is catagorised in the Drama/Romance genre. It is a story about a late teen country boy ( Noah ) falling in love with a rich city girl ( Allie ) during summer break. Allies parents do not believe that Allie deserves Noah they believe she deserves a rich guy not a country worker. After she goes back to school and he goes off to world war 2 as a soildier Allie works as a nurse and quickly falls in love with a smart rich handsome ex solider. Just before the rich guy and Allie are about to get married she stumbles across Noah and they getting back together.

During this film Noah shows a lot of self respect and mental strength to not give up on Allie which on a personal level means a lot to me it shows how far love can go. This film is very interesting in the fact that it tells us lots of life lessons that are very valuable and that you would use on an every day basis for example the life lesson – don’t give up on your dreams. This is showed rapidly through out this film but a prime exampl of this which over rides any other example is how Noah never gave up on Allie. I can relate to this not on a level of love but on a level of sport and how I have started and won’t give up on my dream of playing professional rugby.






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