Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dialogue between Biff Loman and Lucky

After reading Death of a Salesman and Waiting for Godot, I noticed similarities between Biff Loman and Lucky. The two seem to be always be put down by the people around them and seem to struggle coping with it. This is a short dialogue I imagined if the two were to meet on the street.


Biff: "Hello little dog, what is your name?"

Lucky: "Bark, bark, bark!" (Drops the hat that was in his mouth and barks at it)

Biff: "Oh this hat?" (Picks it up and places it on top Lucky's head)

Lucky: "Hello my friend, my name is Lucky.... however, I am all but lucky."

Biff: "How so?"

Lucky: "My owner, Mr. Pozzo, treats me as if I'm nothing. I am a slave to him, a piece of property! If I were to die, he would not even show a shed of tear."

Biff: "I can relate, my father, and now my mother, treat me like s---."

Lucky: "What is your story?"

Biff: "Well, I was supposed to be a star athlete, I even had a scholarship for college, and then my life took a turn for the worst. I failed my math class and my scholarship was taken away unless I took a summer course."

Lucky: "Did you take the course?"

Biff: "No, I couldn't. My dad did something to me that I could never let down, and I lost all motivation to pursue my dreams."

Lucky: "It seems that you and I have a lot in common. We both have people controlling our lives, instead of us controlling our own."

Biff: "Very true, I guess we do have a lot in common."

Pozzo (From afar): "Where are you, dog? I need my hat!!!"

Lucky: "I guess it is my time to scram, good talk human."

Biff: "You too Lucky, you too....."

Waiting For Godot Blog Post


This meme relates to how Godot never made an appearance in the play and that the two men could still be waiting for him to this day. 

One of the play's largest elements is time. Pozzo even admits several times throughout the play that he has no recollection of time. The chronology of the play is also very confusing, as exemplified by the characters. 

These last two memes poke fun at the infamous and perplexing Lucky speech. The monologue is slightly over 700 words and is full of contradictions, run-on sentences, and strange philosophical statements. However, I admire it's peculiarity. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Ernest Blog Post #9: Memes

Yes, it's true, Ernest does not exist. 

Lady Bracknell is an extremely difficult lady to please, just ask Jack during his interview with her.

Duh duh duuuh, Algernon poses as Ernest even though he does not exist. 

The play can get quite confusing at times, many of the characters are confused to due the fact that Jack is known as Ernest in the city, and Ernest is Jack's brother in the country. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

A Mercy: Word Tracker Activity

Word Tracker: "Soles"

Quote: "As a result, Lina says, my feet are useless, will always be too tender for life and never have the strong soles, tougher than leather, that life requires." (Page 10) 

Explanation: In this part of the story, Lina is explaining to Florens that she will never had feet strong enough to survive the wilderness.  


Quote:"When the surf was behind him and his soles sank in mud, he turned to wave to the sloopmen, but because the mast had disappeared in the fog he could not tell whether they remained anchored or risked sailing on— hugging the shore and approximating the location of wharves and docks."

Explanation: In this part of the story, Jacob Vaark is in a swamp trying to communicate with a ship that is in the distance. He then starts to sink into the thick mud while trying to do so. This can also relate back into the wilderness aspect that Lina mentions earlier in the novel. 


Quote: "Glancing around the room she was usually forbidden to enter, Sorrow noticed the clumps of hair stuck in the pillow’s damp; noticed too how helpless-looking were the soles of Mistress’ pale feet, protruding from the hem of her nightdress." 

Explanation: In this scene, Sorrow has noticed the major decline of Mistress' health. She notices that she looks extremely pale, especially on her soles. It is later revealed she has the smallpox. 


Quote: "Mãe, you can have pleasure now because the soles of my feet are hard as cypress."

Explanation: Florens proclaims that she has now become the wilderness that she had sought after for so long. She tells her mother that she has become it and that her feet are as hard as cypress. 


Thursday, November 5, 2015

"Hand" Word Tracker Post 2

"Hand" Word Tracker Acts III, IV. and V
  • Act III, Scene 1, Line 62-65
    • Macbeth: "Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my grip thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, no son of mine succeeding." 
    • Paraphrase: "They put a crown on my head and put an order in my hands. Someone besides my family will take over, since none of my sons are. 
    • Explanation: Macbeth is concerned that someone not related will take over his throne. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act III, Scene 1, Line 79-83
    • "This I made good to you In our last conference, passed in probation with you, How you were borne in hand, how crossed, the instruments, Who wrought with them, and all things else that might To half a soul and to a notion crazed say, “Thus did Banquo.”
    • Paraphrase: "I made this evident in our last conference. I explained the entire plan to you. I explained every single detail to make it seem like Banquo did it." 
    • Explanation: Macbeth wants his murderer to know every part of the plan and how to blame it on Banquo. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act III, Scene 1, Line 86-89
    • Macbeth: "Do you find your patience so predominant in your nature, that you can let this go? Are you so gospelled, to pray for this good man and for his issue, whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave and beggared yours forever?"
    • Paraphrase: "Are you so patient, that you're letting him go? Why would pray for him, even though he has pushed you into a grave." 
    • Explanation: Macbeth persuades the murder to stick with the plan. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act III, Scene 4, Line 139-140 
    • "Strange things I have in head that will to hand, Which must be acted ere they maybe be scanned." 
    • Paraphrase: "I have some ideas in my head, which will be put to use. I must do them before I think about them." 
    • Explanation: Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth about more of his devilish ideas. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act III, Scene 6, Line 47-49 
    • "His message ere he come, that swift blessing may soon return to this our suffering country under a hand accursed. 
    • Paraphrase: "Somebody should send Macduff a  message to free us from this tyrant." 
    • Explanation: Lennox wants to send a message to Macduff in order to free him. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act IV, Scene 1, Line 147-150 
    • "From this moment, they very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand."
    • Paraphrase: "As soon as I come up with an idea, I will immediately do it. 
    • Explanation: In this case, Macbeth answers Lennox's comment about Macduff's flee to England for help. Macbeth says he will act upon his first thought. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act IV, Scene 3, Line 41-44 
    • "I think withal there would be hands uplifted in my right, and here from gracious England have I offer of goodly thousands." 
    • Paraphrase: "I think people will fight for me, and England has offered to help." 
    • Explanation: Malcolm explains to Macduff that he has support from England to overthrow Macbeth. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act IV, Scene 3, Line 144-145 
    • "Such sanctity hath heaven given his hand, they presently amend." 
    • Paraphrase: "King Edward's hand contains heaven and it fixes those who are hurt." 
    • Explanation: The doctor explains to Malcolm that King Edward will heal those who are hurt.
    • Visual: 
  • Act V, Scene 1, Line 24-25
    • "It is an accustomed action with her, to seem thus washing her hands
    • Paraphrase: "It is accustom action of her's to wash her hands. 
    • Explanation: The gentlewoman tells the Doctor that Lady Macbeth washes her hands quite often. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act V, Scene 1, Line 43-44 
    • "All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand." 
    • Paraphrase: "I could put on all the perfumes from Arabia, and my bloody hand will still smell." 
    • Explanation: Lady Macbeth starts to lose it by announcing her guilt to the doctor and gentlewoman. 
    • Visual: 
  • Act V, Scene 2, Line 17-18 
    • "Now does he fell his secret murders sticking on his hands.
    • Paraphrase: "Now does Macbeth feel his victims murders on his hands." 
    • Explanation: Angus asks other fellow townspeople if the Tyrant Macbeth feels his guiltiness. 
    • Visual: 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blog Post 5: Dialogue between Macbeth and Hannibal Lecter

Character Dialogue between Macbeth and Hannibal Lecter 

Macbeth: What did I just do'th? 

Hannibal Lecter: You killed him, that's what you just did....

Macbeth: Who art thou? 

Hannibal: Don't worry about... Now tell me, how did it feel

Macbeth: Wh-what are thou saying, evil serpent? Who-who art thou?

Hannibal: Stop asking, you naive degenerate. Now tell me this INSTANT!!!

Macbeth: I dids't not feel a thing, me mind was as clear as day with not a single cloud...

Hannibal: Stop talking like that, you're even making a psychopath go insane.

Macbeth: I cannot control the way that one speaks, it tis' but impossible.

Hannibal: I once met a damsel that talked much like yourself, she continued to talk and talk and talk.... in that horrible, made-up jargon. Do you know what I did to her?

Macbeth: Not even a single thought.

Hannibal: I ate her liver with with some fava beans and a nice chianti. (Slurping noise)

Macbeth: You my good sir, are a man much deranged. You...you...you are-

Hannibal: Enough!!! Now let us leave that tangent behind, tell me how you felt.... remind me.

Macbeth: Why art thou so curious?

Hannibal: I'm losing my patience... Different question, shall we? Would you say that you're the person in control of you're relationship, or is it that horrid Lady Macbeth you call a wife?

Macbeth: How dare you insult the one of which I loved since I was just a youngin'.

Hannibal: Answer the question!

Macbeth: I am the noble and audacious Macbeth, I am the one who has unseamed a man from the nave to th' chops. Of course, I am the one in control! I am the one who first conceived the vile plan! Not that lying, wretched woman. IT WAS I!!! I!!!!

Hannibal: (Smiles) Yes, very good indeed. My work here is done.. Take care, my friend. Who knows I could be meating you once again....

Macbeth: Wait, you horned fiend! I am not finished with thou..

Lady Macbeth: (Lady Macbeth walks into the room after hearing all the ruckus.)
Who makes the screams of a prepubescent child? Oh, it is thou, my loyal Macbeth. Why art thou screaming?

Macbeth: Because of him!!! (Points to an empty chair sitting in a corner). He's driving me to the point of which my brain leaks from mine ears.

Lady Macbeth: My Macbeth, it tis' only but you and your guilt alone in this very room.

Macbeth: (Looks up to see the chair) What the devil?...