Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Romeo and Juliet ( Act I, Scene 2,3,4)

Summaries Act I, Scene 2

  • Lord Capulet is with Paris
  • Paris asks Capulet for his daughter Juliet. Capulet is firstly reluctant to give his approval because Juliet is too young. He eventually agrees to the marriage but only if Paris can gain Juliet's approval
  • Capulet invites Paris to a feast to be held that night
  • Capulet sends off the guest list with a servant, who can not read
  • The servant meets Romeo and Benvolio whom he asks for help
  • The guest list includes Rosaline, Romeo's love interest , so Romeo decides to go to the feast despite the risks involved
  •  Benvolio hopes that Romeo will see another women at the party to forget about Rosaline.
Scene 3
  • Just before the party, Lady Capulet asks the Nurse to find Juliet. Juliet enters the room. 
  • Lady Capulet tells the nurse to go the Nurse, but then quickly calls her back.
  •  The Nurse then tells a story about Juliet as a baby, 
  •  Lady Capulet wants the nurse to hush but can’t quiet the Nurse, but Juliet finally does.
  • Lady Capulet asks Juliet what she thinks about marriage.
  •  Juliet says she hasn't thought about marriage
  •  Lady Capulet then tells Juliet, she gave birth to her at her age right now
  • She then tells Juliet, Paris wants to marry her
  •  Juliet says she’ll give a chance on trying to love Paris, but won’t go any further than her mothers instructions
Scene 4
  • Romeo and his friends walk towards the Capulet’s party. Romeo who still in sadness  says he won’t dance at the party. Mercutio teases Romeo making all his smart remarks about love into sexual metaphors.
  • Mercutio launches into a speech about dreams and Queen Mab, the Queen of Fairies. The speech begins as a kind of fairy-tale, with Queen Mab bringing dreams in her carriage made from a walnut. But the dreams become more and more evil, unleashing men’s greed, violence, and sexual desire. Mercutio works himself into a passionate feeling
  • Benvolio stops the fun and says they’ll be late if they don’t hurry. Romeo again says he has a bad feeling. He senses that the events of the night will set fate in motion and result in his untimely death. But he ignores this feeling and goes with flow
Words i dont know.
  • Ere
  • Tut
  • anguish
  • giddy
  • plaintain-leaf
  • whither
  •  thither
  • Ne'er 
  • Lammas-tide
  • wean'd
  • dost 
  • fall'st 
  • prolixity
  • boisterous
  • visage
Why were women at the age of 14 aloud to give birth?
Why were they aloud to marry so young?
If you had no education were you still aloud to be a servant?
Why did mercutio use the story of Queen Nab to tell to Romeo?
Why did parents have to decide who their child is going to marry?


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Voki- Shakespeare -

Ruta-Kau's Group

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


I made a movie type thing to share information about Shakespeare.

Here is the link

There is no post thingy for blogger...



Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Book Review

I've only started reading the book "the secret circle" which is by LJ Smith. This author is also known for writing the well known book "the vampire diaries".

I haven't finished the book yet but I will share and review where I am up to.

The book opens up with Cassie living with her dad in Cape Cod. Reading a guide on the what to know basics.Her life in Cape Cod is miserable having to deal with her two brothers. The only thing motivating her now is the fact she keeps telling her herself "one more week and then I can go home.

The starting is actually pretty boring, its long and dragging. Hopefully the book gets better as I read more of it.

P.S Miss, I will update this again when I'm halfway through the book. (:

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


I stand in front of the mirror lost in it's presence,
Wondering what is my life purpose,
I stare deeper into the clear glossy mirror,
I ask myself why?
I see myself dying.

In the mirror I see my life, 
Happiness and living the perfect life,
All dreams coming true,
I see a strong and fearless man,
A man who could have everything he ever wanted,
A happy ending

In the mirror I see pain and sorrow,
Death and tragedy,
Re-living the past,
Remembering the unwanted,
I see my misery,

In the mirror I see my reflection,
Bold and True,
But disappointment fills my eyes,
Only seeing myself,
A sad and lonely boy who is trying to find himself in this world.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Inspiring teacher

I decided to type my home learning...

I honestly think the teachers i got this year are excellent teachers. Its so hard to choose to write about one. But... 
I nominate my tutor teacher Mrs Petero as the most inspiring teacher.

The reasons why:

First off she is my tutor teacher, shes kind, nice and funny . She does everything a normal tutor teacher does but does it in a fun but in an educational way. Shes a role model to us students and is always showing the 10 independent qualities.

Shes enthusiastic and is always happy. The best thing about my tutor teacher is supportive and helps you to achieve the best in you. She keeps us on track and is always checking up on us. Shes always encouraging us to try our best at everything and to give everything ago even though we may not be good at it.
Having a tutor teacher like her is possibly the best thing. She is different to other learning leaders and truly inspiring .She is not only inspirational but also one of the best teachers at Alfriston college.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


I honestly think at least one eating competition should be in the Olympics, I don't just mean those silly eating competitions where you have to eat a banana the fastest. I mean like a serious eating competition like for example the "Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest" which is held annually  on every July 4.

Some foods where they have competitions for;
hamburgers, hot dogs, pies, pizza and even whole turkeys.
Whole turkeys? Wow, imagine eating a whole turkey, I reckon I would be full for ages if I  attempted to eat a whole turkey especially in 15 minutes. I reckon if I did, i would feel traumatized about turkey eating and would never eat turkey again.

Personally I think an eating competition should be an Olympic sport as it is different and yes eating is a sport. It is also known as competitive eating or speed eating. And yes like any other sporting events people who join eating competitions train for the event to. Surprising right?
Some competitors in eating events train several months before the competitions in order to increase their stomach capacity and eating speeds. Stomach elasticity is usually considered the key to eating success.

Some ways competitors train is drinking a lot of water over a short period of time in order to stretch their stomach to the max. While others drinking up to 6 liters of water whilst eating low calorie foods such as vegetables. Others chew a whole lot of gum just to strengthen their jaw muscles.
I honestly think this process of training is dead scary, as many things could go wrong during your few months of training.

Competitions  last usually for about 8-15 minutes. A world record for most hot dogs eaten is 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That's crazy. And in that time the competitors must eat as much food in front of them. Like any other sport there is also a commentator who to announce whats happening to entertain the audience. During professional matches there are also judges who weigh the contestants plates at the end to see who's eaten the most. The person with the least amount of food is the winner.

Wouldn't this sport be interesting? I certainly think so. I believe that the IOC should at least consider putting this sport up in the Olympics in the future. Although I don't think this sport will be ever considered due to its dangers and risks that could happen due to this sport.


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