Year 12 Term 1: Gaps and Silences: Macbeth Overcast skies forewarned of the storm to come. The ominous and looming clouds rumbled treason, wolves howled their distress and rough winds wreaked havoc on the brittle branches of the oak trees in Birnam Wood, but not even this could compare to the turmoil in the Queen’s mind. In her chambers, Lady Macbeth’s frantic, bloodshot eyes darted across the room, searching for the ghost that had haunted her for an eternity. Lady Macbeth had borne many sleepless nights after the appearance of the ghost of King Duncan, his happy and nonchalant demeanour being the root of her suffering.
The book I choice to read was, “Brian’s Winter”, by Gary Paulsen. This book is about Brian after the private plane he was flying in crashes in to the rugged forests of Canada. Brian went through many struggles while trying the best he could to survive in the harsh environment. Some of the biggest events in this story include when he is attacked by a bear, during the major storms and some of his questionable encounters with the wolves. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would say, Brian’s parents were divorced leading him to visit his father for the first time in a long time.
Gretel who was shaking, stuttered, “Yes, yes. My…my brother, he died last night when I was lost in the forest. In my nightmare, I saw the wolf chasing my brother and devouring every piece of him and left his bones bare. I’m scared.”
Between these opposing values Buck hovers continually in the action of the tale. Even the call of the wild itself, to which Buck responds with growing intensity throughout receives double focus twin definition: it was both lure and trap. In the second chapter, when Buck learns “The Law of Club and Fang” he builds his first warm sleeping nest in the snow, to discover the next morning: It had snowed during the night and he was completely buried.
One cold winter night, finally going home after a brutal nine hour shift, I witnessed the suffering of a poor helpless kitten. As a friend and I were driving home after work we came across this small kitten trying to cross the road. Caught in our headlights, my friend chose to run over the poor thing. Unaware if it was alive or not I got out to check on it, as furious as I was then tears began streaming down my face.
While she was in the chair she broke it and went to go look for a bed to wrest in. She found three beds one being too small, one being too big, and one being just right for Goldilocks. It turned out that three bears lived in that house that Goldilocks had been in all day. The bears saw the porridge and the chair and then they found Goldilocks in their bed. They woke her up and she screamed and ran right of the house.
This was shown when his wife started to notice him coming home late, leaving in the middle of the night, and leaving early in the morning to be gone all day. “He’d come back late and worn out, and pretty near cross for one so sweet-tempered, not wanting to talk about it. ”(lines 49-51) Toward the end of the story, it shows how the wife 's husband had left and she became very worried. As the husband was found outside the wife watched him change and form into a human.
The night before Easter there was a party and I went back to sleep at his house expecting him to come home when he was done. He never came home, and the only thing he has said to me since that night is that he wants his sweatshirt back. He had decided to get back together with his ex girlfriend Britney who used to work with me at Twin Peaks. Now wouldn’t you think, after winning the guy, you would just leave the poor girl that just got dumped alone?
Another layer of fear is added when reading about the werewolf because Rowling states, “the werewolf actively seeks humans in preference to any other prey.” The modern version of a werewolf is that a man becomes a blood-thirsty creature once a month when a full moon is out. To become a werewolf in Rowling’s world, one will have to be bitten by a werewolf in its wolfish form. The ancient Greek sources differ on the explanation of this creature. Herodotus says that a person would change once a year, whereas Pliny states that a person could be a wolf for a whole nine years.
About a week after Howleen’s suicide attempt, Clawd and Clawdeen organized a little investigation to track down TVC. Clawd had intended the investigation to be much like the one for Harmony’s murder, but since the circumstances were different this was either going to be really easy or really difficult. It also didn’t help that not all of the original investigation team could be there. Abbey needed to stay home to care for Icer, Howleen was out for obvious reasons, Valentine could not be reached, and Draculaura was at a family reunion. So, it was just Clawd, Clawdeen, Heath, Jackson and Frankie, though soon Duece offered to tag along.
Every life knows tragedy. While some tragedies may be greater than others, it is tragedy all the same. In his book Night, Elis Wiesel brings light to one of the most tragic events in our history The Holocaust. Wiesel describes his torturous treatment in the concentration camps, a place which stole everything from him: his home, his family, and even his faith in God. After seeing people tortured, gassed, and burned, Wiesel states, “my eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in the world without God, without man.