Now, we are studying old english again, luckily! (sarcastic) And it is Julius Caesar by Shakespeare! Yay! I am so happy. I am freaking out because I am really bad with old english but I think it can be good opportunity to study and analyze Shakespearean novel. Anyway, let's know about Shakespeare before we start reading about Julius Caesar.
I think this will help us a lot in future when we write an essay or learn about other Shakespearean stories. I think Ms. Boyd will give us another Shakespeare thing in future since she made 12th grader read Hamlet and we are studying about Shakespeare continuously since 2nd quarter. And she mentioned about solving Shakespeare quiz in the pre reading we had to do. So I think tomorrow, which is Tuesday, we are going to solve some questions on the website.
When I head that we were going to read about Julius Caesar, I was both happy and sad. The reason I was happy was because I thought that this would a great opportunity to get to know about Shakespeare's stories which I have never read except for Romeo and Juliet. I also was sad because I really had old English. I don't know well about those old words, so I knew that I would have trouble reading.
Haha I think most of us thought the same. For me, I was kind of excited because the story is about friend betrayal. Although it is in old English, I thought that it would be fun to read. Also, I could get to know more about Shakespeare's writing style.
Post by yeajinchoi on Feb 10, 2013 10:04:52 GMT -5
I learned a lot about shakespeare in class when we did the online activities in partners. There were unproven theories about his existence and his love preferences but what was the most surprising was that he was not even fully educated despite the fact that he wrote such great plays. Either he studied REALLY hard when he did attend school or he was a literature genius. I also think that love influenced Shakespeare greatly since it did end up being the topic for most of his sonnets and his plays like the Midsummer Nights Dream plays with the subject of love.
Well i don't like the guy named SHAKESPEARE, but i know i have to read... The only good thing to me about Caesar is it is short not as other books, and Caesar is just play. And...yea, i think it's great chance to understand more about his writing style, and study his one of most popular novel