This task is an extension of our investigation into the nature of ambition. This is an opportunity to explore how unifying elements are employed across different texts by different authors that lead you to deeper insight into this very human drive.
The complexities of human ambition underpin all the texts we study in this year’s course – hence the title!
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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.
Is this a dagger which I see before me? This period’s work is to review the video explainer attached to this post and then complete a paragraph exploring the language Shakespeare uses to give us a deeper insight into Macbeth’s state of mind in Act 2, Scene I.
We’re meeting again today during our normal English period to read through your analysis paragraphs. Really looking forward to seeing you all and going through this great work.
Today you’re asked to re-watch my video explainer in relation to Lady Macbeth’s first soliloquy. We do not have a class conference today, but I will remain online and available to speak to anyone who wants individual or small group feedback. This post contains everything you need to get on with your work.
Welcome to the first daily lesson outline for Wednesday 25 March. It’s time for us to switch to our planned videoconferences for English – which will run when you normally have your English lesson on your timetable. Here’s what we’ll be doing today.
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.