Analyzing Conflicts in Fiction: Life of Pi

As you know, an important part of most stories is a conflict. The conflict can be between two characters, a character and himself or herself, or even between a character and their environment. Based on the trailer, describe two conflicts that appear to be important to the plot of the film. Explain whether the conflicts are related, and whether you think one is more important than the other.

Here Comes an Equivocator…

Macbeth Journal Entry #4

Re-watch the film and stage performances of the Porter’s monologue in Act II, Scene iii of Macbeth. Compare and contrast ¬†with the lines of the play. Which version of the Porter do you feel best represents the atmosphere and mood of the play? Why? Post to your blog.

Things to focus on (as we discussed today in class):

  • make-up
  • setting
  • music
  • wardrobe
  • props
  • lines omitted or added
  • lighting
  • emotion
    • tone of voice
    • facial expression
    • body language

These are the ones we watched in class BUT there are many more. Do a search and see which ones resonate the most with you.

Macbeth (1971) Roman Polanski’s film

Macbeth (1978) Stage

Macbeth (2010) Film

I LOVE this kid! What do you think about this one?