Dire Ambition: Course Outline

I am in blood Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.   Course Booklet  

Practice Paragraph Analysis

“Describe at least one idea that changed your perspective or point of view in the film.” As is common to all dystopias, the film Gattaca by Andrew Niccol deals with elements of our society that

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Film Study: Gattaca

This study will concentrate on the viewing of the film Gattaca, directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol. We’ll explore the film’s primary themes and how these are communicated in the script, images, allusions and cinematography of the film.

Listen Up! – Persuasive Speech

Create and present a speech that expresses a clear point of view on a contentious subject.

Hour Upon the Stage – Monologue

Create and present an original dramatic monologue from the point of view of a character in a book your have read.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow – Despair in Macbeth

Analysis of the language effects Shakespeare employs to reinforce the sense of despair Macbeth feels on learning of his wife’s death.

1.5 Formal Writing Assessment: Vaulting Ambition in Shakespeare’s Macbeth

This task is a culmination of our study of William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Macbeth. This is an opportunity to explore the techniques of language, structure and conventions of theatre that Shakespeare employed to convey his strongest themes

Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5: Unsex Me Here

In Act 1, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is introduced in full command of her power of evil persuasion. “unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty!”

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: Black and Deep Desires

Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Our first text in our study of Dire Ambition is William Skakespeare’s “Macbeth”. One of the world’s most famous studies of the corrupting effects of ambition and power.

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